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View Poll Results: Should a CPU Fan be intake or exhuast?
Intake 14 87.50%
Exhuast 2 12.50%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

25 Mar 2010   #141
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

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Fascinating thread. I got curious so I opened my case and looked at my AMD CPU heat sink and the fan is blowing down toward the CPU. I then pulled a few copies of CPU and MaximumPC magazines and looked at the adds and pictures. In every case the fans were blowing toward the CPU or GPU on video cards. All the adds for after market HSF were setup the same way. So I have to believe that the manufactures have determined that blowing toward the chip is the best. It has been a good discussion and a lot better then "Which AV is Best????" Some disagreement but no one got shot
Jim
But how do you know which way they were spinning?
Easy. Put your hand in front of them.
In the pictures and magazines?


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25 Mar 2010   #142
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Woops, totally ignored the magazine part. Then just read any captions or articles associated with the pictures. You can also look at where the logo is on the fan, etc.
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25 Mar 2010   #143
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

excellent debate folks imo seekermeister wins. im going to refrain from commenting on what a lot of hot air.... Doh ! too late
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25 Mar 2010   #144
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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But how do you know which way they were spinning?
Easy. Put your hand in front of them.
In the pictures and magazines?
If you look at the design of the fan blades you can tell. Look at this link for a picture of a fan. Notice on the right edge it shows counterclockwise rotation and air flow to the back. Notice the shape of the blade with a cup design to the rear.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Jim
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10 Nov 2010   #145
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

A CPU fan should be set as Intake.
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10 Nov 2010   #146
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I buy a retail CPU and install the stock heatsink/fan combo. It does whatever it does with the air. I assume those making the CPU know what works well for their product. Not very scientific, but it works for me.
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10 Nov 2010   #147
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I prefer push pull configuration with coolers that allow this. I find it interesting that all stock coolers are st up to exhaust over the radiator.
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