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21 Jan 2011   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
On theCPU cooler, which way does the fan go?

Out!



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21 Jan 2011   #42
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

LOL. Okay, but does it draw air across the fins or away from them?
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21 Jan 2011   #43
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
On theCPU cooler, which direction does the fan go?

What kind of cooler is it?

Normaly, most have them set up pulling air from the front of the case.. blowing through the CPU heatsink & exahusting out the back of the HS, towards the case exhust fan.

You may want to mount it differently depending how your case is set up.

But the general idea will be to pull cool air across the HS, and exhaust towards a case exhaust.


If this is a stock clooer, I believe most of those pull air from the case, blowing it down into the HS. But .. theres only 1 way to mount these if I remember correctly.
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21 Jan 2011   #44
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Wishmaster. It's a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible I'm sorry, just having a tough time picturing this in my head.
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21 Jan 2011   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry Beau I couldn't help it; plug it in to the PSU on the HP and see what way the flow is.
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21 Jan 2011   #46
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's all good Big Brother. Thats' a REAL good idea!
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21 Jan 2011   #47
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The most common advice is to blow DOWN if the fan is mounted on top of the heatsink and to blow INTO the fins if the fan is mounted on the side.

For a side mounted fan, try to mount the fan/heatsink combination so the fan blows both INTO the fins and TOWARD the rear of the case. You should be able to either rotate the heatsink 180 degrees or simply put the fan on the side facing the case front so it blows through the fins toward the rear.

If you have a fan on the back side of the case, it should suck hot air OUT. If you have a fan on the front side, it should normally suck cool air IN.
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21 Jan 2011   #48
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you Ignatz. Good info there and helps me with all the fans too.
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23 Jan 2011   #49
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Thanks Wishmaster. It's a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible I'm sorry, just having a tough time picturing this in my head.
This cooler appears to suck air from the heatsinks so that it cools them allowing the CPU to stay cool. It is EXTREMELY important that you keep these heatsinks free of dust. If they get clogged you could fry your CPU. Just need to buy some canned air, use an unused paint brush, and a vacuum to give your pc a good cleaning once every a year minimum. Some environments may require more frequent cleaning. It may be prudent to buy fan filters if you don't have any. Newegg sells them also.
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23 Jan 2011   #50
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Good stuff there WD. Thank you much!
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