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HP Pavilion 706n - can I place tower on it's side?

I have a small space and the only way I can now use my desktop computer is if I can put the tower on it's side .. is this ok or will it damage it? I looked through the entire owner's manual and nothing was mentioned.

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Should'nt be a problem, just make sure you are not covering up any fan inlets or vents!

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