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Old 10-25-2006, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CPU fans blow air down right?

Blowing towards the CPU, correct?
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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they can go either way but stock I think they moslty blow air down
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All the processor fans I've seen were set to blow the air toward the processor, yes.

Since the desired result is a cooler processor, this makes sense; however, I can see how having it reversed might also be effective.
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my cpu fan don't blow towards the cpu. maybe thats y im hitting 48-50C on idle...
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the fan on a heatsink unless designed otherwise should draw air onto the heatsink fins rather than through the heatsink fans and out through the fan, it cools more effectively this way.
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I believe my CPU fan is blowing air from the heatsink instead of into. If I switch it around, will I see cooler temps?
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can't say really. there shouldn't be any harm in trying.
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