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Noctua releases NM-M1 Torx-based SecuFirm2+ mounting kits

by on06 December 2023

Significantly improving performance on AMD AM5 socket

Noctua has released its new NM-M1 multi-socket mounting kits that are meant as an upgrade for Noctua's existing coolers and are based on Noctua's new SecuFirm2+ standard.

The new Noctua NM-M1 multi-socket mounting kits are available for Noctua coolers with 83mm and 78mm mounting pitch, and are Torx-based, which means these are based on the new SecuFirm2+ standard with Torx T20 instead of Phillips head screws, which should be easier to operate, especially in tight spaces like pre-assembled PC systems, and also should be significantly more durable, with less wear on the screw heads.

The new Noctua NM-M1 multi-socket mounting kits are also said to bring significantly improved performance, especially on AMD AM5 socket systems, reducing temperatures by 1 to 3 degrees. On the AMD AM5 socket, it is also possible to install the cooler shifted towards the south side of the socket by 7mm, which puts the pressure directly above CCDs.

"The mounting system might seem like a sideshow when looking at a CPU cooler as a whole, yet in fact, it's one of the key factors not only for the customer's overall user experience but also for product safety and performance - poor contact pressure or contact quality can easily ruin your results even if the heatsink as such is working great", explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "At Noctua, we have always taken pride in refining our mounting systems unremittingly, and the NM-M1 kits are a testament to this strive: integrating the latest SecuFirm2+ standard as well as our offset mounting option for improved performance on AMD AM5, they keep raising the bar."

The NM-M1 sets are Noctua's most comprehensive multi-socket mounting-kits today, supporting AMD AM5 and AM4 as well as Intel LGA1851, LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155 and LGA1156.

The sets are available in versions for heatsinks with 83 mm mounting pitch (NM-M1-MP83) and 78 mm mounting pitch (NM-M1-MP78), which makes it possible to upgrade most Noctua heatsinks since 2005 except for the NH-L9a and NH-L9i series as well as server and workstation models with larger bases. Both the NM-M1-MP83 and the NM-M1-MP78 are offered in regular versions with nickel-plated parts and variants.

The manufacturer's suggested retail prices are as follows:
NM-M1-MP83: EUR 21.90 / USD 21.90
NM-M1-MP78: EUR 21.90 / USD 21.90
NM-M1-MP83 EUR 24.90 / USD 24.90
NM-M1-MP78 EUR 24.90 / USD 24.90



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