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Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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Just wondering.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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No, the FX-9000 series requires liquid cooling.

AMD FX™ 9000 Series Processor System Requirements

The AMD FX™ 9000 Series processors feature a 220 Watt TDP and have three unique requirements:

1) A robust CPU liquid cooling system. The Antec Kuhler H20 925, Cooler Master Nepton 120XL, and Corsair H80i are examples of products with sufficient cooling capacity.

2) A socket AM3+ motherboard that supports processors with a 220 Watt TDP. As of September 15, 2015, the compatible motherboard list is as follows:

3) Chassis exhaust fan mounted near the motherboard VRM components with at least 35CFM of air flow capacity 

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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No, the FX-9000 series requires liquid cooling.

AMD FX™ 9000 Series Processor System Requirements

The AMD FX™ 9000 Series processors feature a 220 Watt TDP and have three unique requirements:

1) A robust CPU liquid cooling system. The Antec Kuhler H20 925, Cooler Master Nepton 120XL, and Corsair H80i are examples of products with sufficient cooling capacity.

2) A socket AM3+ motherboard that supports processors with a 220 Watt TDP. As of September 15, 2015, the compatible motherboard list is as follows:

3) Chassis exhaust fan mounted near the motherboard VRM components with at least 35CFM of air flow capacity 

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Adept I
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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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Going with the h80i, Appreciate the help.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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Liquid cooling is NOT a requirement for an FX-9000 series CPU. AMD recommends a liquid cooler sufficient to cool the 220W FX-9000 series CPUs but high end tower style coolers also meet the requirements unless your ambient room temp is continuously >85 F. This has been discussed in numerous threads here. As a reference point the top 6-7 tower style HSFs have sufficient cooling capacity for any AMD FX processor. You might find some very useful info. in the other threads.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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H80i is a wonderful cooler.  Works exceedingly well on quiet.  I have used mine on an FX-8350 for years with a motherboard that was poorly designed for FX processors, and because of this I have to run much hotter (i.e. a lot more voltage) just to maintain stability (due to severe v-droop).  H80i is still extremely quiet and very cool.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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Appreciate all the help guys.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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If your case can handle a 240mm radiator, I would step up to the Corsair H105. The double radiator length means you can spin the fans slower for better acoustics while keeping it under 55*C, and the price difference is low.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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I'd recommend performing due diligence by checking out the firsthand owner problems with liquid cooler failures at the maker's website. As an example the Corsair website is filled with reports of multiple AIO/CLC failures by many people. These personal experiences will give you a reality check on liquid coolers and the hassles you can expect. If you're still interested in a liquid cooler, then that's what you should buy. If however you prefer reliable, quiet, cost effective CPU cooling without the liabilities and shortcomings of AIO/CLC liquid coolers, then the FrostyTech website has a wealth of valuable HSF reviews to help you find a top AMD 6-7 tower style HSF that will properly cool your FX-9590 the same as many other FX-9000 series CPU owners use.

Good luck.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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Not to mention the Corsair H80i V2 is only $86, while the 220w capable CoolerMaster V8 GTS is $89.

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Re: Can a noctua nh-d15 cool a amd fx 9590?

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The reason why the AMD product personnel were unhappy with the HSFs they tested is because they are using an ambient temp of 40C which no one has for a typical room temp. I understand that the AMD CPU cooler test is extreme and NOT representative of what most AMD users experience, but AMD uses this unusually high test temp in case someone in a desert location somewhere in the world has 104F room temps. The fact that AMD product management never tested any of the HSFs that have far more cooling capacity than 220W, such as the top 6-7 AMD HSFs listed on FrostyTech, its why they didn't find HSFs that are fully capable of cooling all FX-9000 series CPUs.

As noted by myself and other people here who have real world experience in cooling the FX-8000/9000 CPUs, the top 6-7 AMD coolers listed on the FrostyTech website are fully capable of cooling any 8-core FX CPU. With all of the indisputable liabilities and shortcomings of liquid coolers, it's unwise for AMD to recommend let alone REQUIRE liquid coolers due to the documented damage these coolers have caused many PC users for years. It would be more appropriate for AMD to perform CPU cooler test at a more realistic 85F which is a very uncomfortably high ambient room temp for most people.

I understand that AMD listed the so called "Requirements" online for the FX-9000 series CPUs which of course are unenforceable and not stated in the product info. or warranty, because many AMD customers did not understand they need a high quality HSF to properly cool a 220w CPU. It would be more appropriate to educate AMD consumers on the need for a high end tower style cooler instead of requiring then to use a thermally inefficient and liability prone liquid cooler. I think what AMD has listed as "requirements" are better stated officially as "recommendations" due to the legal issues involved. I'm sure AMD doesn't want to be responsible for PC damage caused by mandating AMD customers use liquid coolers when numerous HSFs have been proven to properly cool FX-9000 series CPUs. The objective of AMD's CPU cooler testing should be to quantify what cooling is required for the masses not for some hypothetical situation with an ambient room temp of 104F. I don't think you'll find many people in the world using 104F room temps and AMD processors. By not clarifying the situation and just stating that a liquid cooler is mandatory, creates misleading information for AMD customers as it's been proven that the top 6-7 HSFs listed on FrostyTech and elsewhere out perform many liquid coolers and keep all FX-8000/9000 AMD CPUs within the specified 61C temp. AMD product management needs to revise the inappropriate requirement that a liquid cooler must be used on FX-9000 series CPUs.

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