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Old November 25, 2017, 05:20 AM
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Question Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 - Why only one fan?

Hi, for the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 why is there only one fan as opposed to two fans? The one I am using now I bought several years ago has two fans!

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Old November 25, 2017, 06:38 AM
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Because you bought a 'S' model which is meant to enhance RAM and PCIE compatibility. All S variants - including the D15S - only come with one fan. (IIRC) Always have, always will. If I had to guess seven years ago you bought the SE variant which came with two fans ("Slim, Enhanced").
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Old November 25, 2017, 08:05 AM
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Because you bought a 'S' model which is meant to enhance RAM and PCIE compatibility. All S variants - including the D15S - only come with one fan. (IIRC) Always have, always will. If I had to guess seven years ago you bought the SE variant which came with two fans ("Slim, Enhanced").
No sh*t, but where is the double fan model for the TR4? Is Noctua racist against TR4
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Old November 25, 2017, 08:26 AM
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If you need the extra cooling capacity pick up a second noctua... or even replace them with higher performance fans. BUT most peeps dont go TR they go Ryzen and as such one fan is more than enough cooling. IE it would make an already expensive cooler even more costly. IMHO the U14 is a touch small for uber high TDP Threadripper CPUs with even two low speed Noctua fans. YMMV
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