4 dual heat pipes - 4 dual heat pipes, soldered joints and 36 widely-spaced aluminium cooling fins guarantee optimal heat dissipation even at low fan speeds.
Award winning NH-U design - Noctua's NH-U coolers allow for perfect airflow direction and have received more than 150 awards and recommendations from leading international websites and magazines.
NF-P12 premium fan - The NF-P12 has been specifically developed for applications like CPU cooling and brings the performance of the NH-U12 to a whole new level. Thanks to psycho-acoustic optimizations and Noctua's premium-grade SSO-bearing, the NF-P12 achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability.
Improved compatibility - Thanks to its raised fin-stack, the NH-U12P offers improved compatibility with main boards featuring very high chipset coolers.
SecuFirm™ multi-socket mounting system - Noctua's professional SecuFirm™ mounting system for LGA 775, AM2 and AM2+ provides superior reliability and contact pressure.
Includes Noctua NT-H1 high-end thermal compound - Noctua's NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and long-term stability.
The packaging for the NH-U12P Heatpipe CPU Cooler is shown below, and it not only protects the contents adequately, it provides a good deal of information, too. You get a small glimpse of the cooler and fan on the front of the box, while the rest of the surfaces are covered with information on the features, specifications, and installation.
Before taking a look at the cooler itself, lets look at all the other goodies included by Noctua. The below left image shows three bags of hardware (for AMD AM2, Intel LGA 775, and common parts) as well as a rather nice screwdriver. It may not be the most comfortable tool you will ever use, but the long L-shaped handle helps you reach screws on the motherboard from above the top of the cooler. The below right image shows the instruction manual and its interesting design. It initially folds open like a book, and then pages fold out from either side to guide you through the installation on LGA 775 and AMD AM2 systems.