Question about Computers & Internet
SHOULD THE CPU FAN ''****'' OR ''BLOW''
SHOULD THE CASE SIDE FAN ''****'' OR ''BLOW''
Your fan should be positioned so that it PULLS the hot air AWAY from your CPU and heat sink.
And anyother case fans you may have should be facing out so they pull the hot air out of your case, as well as any dust, pet hair, etc.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
The installation of a CPU fan horizontally to the plane of the motherboard is the most common installation orientation there is. Your options when installing your CPU fan are to blow cool air onto the heat sink or to pull cool air through the heat sink from the motherboard. Horizontal installations show negligible advantages in either installation direction. The differences in temperature usually vary by only 1 or 2 degrees Celsius. The main point to consider when installing a horizontal CPU fan is the location of the rear exhaust fan on the case. If the rear exhaust fan on the case is parallel to the processor, it is advantageous to have the fan pull cool air from the motherboard and push it out above the heat sink. This is because the case fan will quickly draw that hot air away from the CPU and out of the case, allowing for quick cooling.
Vertical, or tower, heat sinks rise high enough off the motherboard to allow for a fan to be installed perpendicular to the plane of the motherboard. This allows for cooling to go from the front to the back of the case, as opposed to going from the bottom to the top. Optimal installations for vertical heat sinks are blowing toward either the back or the top of the case. If there is no exhaust fan in the top face of your computer's case, it is more effective to orient your fan on your vertical heat sink so that it blows toward the rear exhaust fan of the case. If there is an exhaust fan on the top face of your computer case, it is almost always more effective to mount your CPU fan so that it blows air up toward the top of your case. The reasoning behind this is that hot air rises and will more naturally flow off the top of your case. Also, top-mounted fans are usually larger and allow for faster airflow out of the case.
It is often the case with nonstock heat sinks that the manufacturer has designed the heat sink's fan to be mounted in a limited number of orientations. This is usually evidenced by limited mounting notches on the heat sink itself. Most aftermarket heat sinks use technologies such as heat pipes that have specific cooling needs to operate appropriately. Because of this, it is important that in any CPU fan installation you follow the manufacturer's installation instructions.
May 31, 2012 | Compaq Hp - 375376-001 - Dc7600 Tower...
Apr 30, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet
Aug 29, 2011 | HP Compaq d530 SFF PC Desktop
Nov 15, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer
Nov 05, 2009 | Sony CPU FAN CPU Fan
Jul 22, 2009 | Intel (8W501B1M3G) CPU Fan, CPU Cooling...
Mar 14, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1720NX (EL435AA) PC...
Dec 27, 2008 | HP (158800-001) for Compaq Presario 1246,...
Dec 20, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
Dec 17, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 Motherboard
240 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!