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FRONTPAGE Noctua NH-D14 Redux: Modern Fans On An Old Heatsink

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Nov 1, 1998
On a hot day in July, we decided to take another look at the venerable Noctua NH-D14 cooler. People may be wondering why are we looking at this heatsink again, its End of Life (EOL). A lot of enthusiasts purchased this when it was new back in 2009 and likely still have it and would like to use it on modern platforms. In fact, the device can still be purchased new today Noctua says because people still buy it. The focus on the mini-review here is to see how the old school CPU heatsink compares with a couple of new Noctua fans and see how that affects its performance. Read on to see what improvements were found.

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Aug 12, 2019
Hey, I'm a little curious about this sentence: "The A14 needs special clips, though, because it has standard 140 mm fan screw-holes. The A14 adapter is made for the D15 but it stretches to fit a D14."
Is this adapter included with the fan? I can't find any info on this.