View Full Version : cpu fan

01-13-04, 02:29 AM
Alrighty, finally got a new motherboard, but as I was looking at the heatsink/fan, I noticed the power cables were basically sliced and as I was holding it, the cable broke off. Now I've got a new cpu fan. But when I took the old one off the heatsink, I didn't pay attention to how it was on there. So, to my question. When I put the new fan on the heatsink, do I put it so it's blowing air onto the heatsink or pulling air away from the heatsink?

01-13-04, 02:35 AM

01-13-04, 01:19 PM
always onto the CPU. if you can, get a case fan near the cpu blowing air OUT of the case.

01-13-04, 01:27 PM
I've tried it both ways, the traditional method of the fan blowing onto the cpu still works best. And like zoomy said, you can always rely on a case fan to exhaust hot air.

01-13-04, 01:35 PM
if you wanna go a bit farther, get a $5 expansion slot fan and put it in the slot next to your video card and OC the heck out of it! i did and i got 40 mhz GPU and 150 mhz for the ram, because it was cooler! woohoo!