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Old 10-12-2004, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Inside my computer where the fan is there is a plastic cover directly ontop of the fan directing all of the air straight towards the CPU. What i wanted to know was whether or not it was worth taking off. If i take off the cover all the air the fan blows will spread trough out the computer. If the cover stays on then the air only goes to the CPU. That's the only fan I have inside the computer.

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Old 10-12-2004, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Id leave that there.. if its the only fan in your case keep it for cooling the CPU.... its kind of weird thats its not on the cpu there a heatsink ..(oh god i hope...)
Any way say leave it on ..and if you really want another fan cooling your hardware..upgrade to a new case ..or take on modding the case for a new fan bay. hehe

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Old 10-12-2004, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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def. leave it on, those plastic duct peices provide fresh cool air from outside the case to circulate straight to your cpu rather than potentially being heated by the rest of your computer prior to your cpu can sucking it in to cool it down. leave it on.
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The fan isn't on the cpu exactly instead it's on the back panel of the computer. Ontop of the fan sits a plastic cover that directs the cool air straight toward the heatsink which sits ontop of the CPU. So, yes, there is a heatsink thankfully.
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That was put there to help circulate the air inside the case for better cooling effect. I would leave it alone.
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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or better yet get a fan and mod it on the heat sink and remove the duct. If u left it you would prob get better temps on the cpu but ur mobo would be hotter cuz the only air its getting has already gone through the cpu


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