Noctua: New fastening system for Nehalem coolers
The Austrian CPU cooler manufacturer introduced the second generation of the Secufirm fastening system.
Actually Noctua wasn't able to give a live demonstration of the Secufirm2 to Tweaktown, but delivered a detailed documentation. First of all, there aren't big changes. The screws, which fix the two parts of the retention module, aren't screwed into the backplate anymore, but are firmly attached to it. The retention module is fixed via thumb screws. The cooler itself is secured via screws and springs, as known from the first version. It is still necessary to take the motherboard out of the case in order to install the cooler. According to Noctua all the coolers that were released since 2005 are compatible to Secufirm2.
A pictured manual of the improved fastening system and a comparison to the predecessor Secufrim1 can be found in the picture gallery below.
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