One of the frustrating things about upgrading to a new Intel series processor is the inevitable socket change that accompanies it. Not only does it mean a new motherboard but it also means having to buy a new heatsink unless you purchased it recently enough for it to be compatible. A case in point is the upcoming Core i5 and Core i7 processors that use the LGA1156 socket because, along with that new P55 chipset motherboard, you're going to need a cooler that will work on the new socket arrangement.
Noctua, a manufacturer of CPU coolers and case fans, wants to make sure you can use any of its existing heatsinks with the new LGA1156 processors by offering a free mounting kit upgrade. The NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit will allow all Noctua CPU coolers manufactured since 2005 to be used for Core i5 and Core i7 processors on the new LGA1156 socket and is being offered free of charge through an online form on the company's web site. The only catch is you must provide proof of purchase but even that is not too much of an obstacle as they will accept a picture of your Noctua cooler that includes a photo id with your name clearly visible in the shot as proof. Noctua is also offering the mounting bracket for sale through retailers if you need to upgrade right away and don't want to wait.
Noctua has a history of standing behind its products as the company offered a similar upgrade offer for socket LGA1366 last year and have made mounting brackets available for retrofitting coolers for older AMD sockets as well. It's great to see a company supporting its customer base with free upgrades instead of forcing users to purchase all new hardware.