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Old 11-20-2005, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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should i have my cpu fan sucking heat away from the heatsink or blowing cool air on to it??? thanks
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so, umm, err yeah
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Yeah blowing air onto it. The way it works, well the stock hsf anyway, is the heatsink absorbs the heat from the cpu, and the cpufan blows air from atop itself into the little grooves and stuff of the heatsink, blowing the air away totally.

But honestly, would it be the same if the direction was reversed? I always thought that the hot air would get recycled and an uneven air pattern would be formed making things hotter, or only the top of the heatsink would be cool whereas the rest of it would still be hot.


BTW, not a stupid question
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its not a stock one its this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106606 thanks
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But honestly, would it be the same if the direction was reversed? I always thought that the hot air would get recycled and an uneven air pattern would be formed making things hotter

That's why we have intake and exhaust fan's to keep the air inside from heating up
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