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Old 04-15-2005, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi - is the cpu fan supposed to blow air down onto the heatsink & cpu or draw it away from them.... just replaced fan and can't remember what it did.


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Old 04-15-2005, 07:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it can do both, it depends on how it was designed
it won't matter too much anyway, as long as air is flowing around the heatsink
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok cheers - it looks as if it is designed to go 1 way round as the screw holes are countersunk
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I have mine blowing on it.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Blow or suck.. that IS question..
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My cpu fan blows the air onto the cpu, but if the air flow inside your pc isn't good it will only blow the warm air inside the case onto the fan making it warmer
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Well yes but I don't have to worry about that I have 6 system fans.
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Mine blow out. lol
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It should blow onto the heatsink usually.
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