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post #1 of 16
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hey

i just built my computer, in the motherboard box came this little fan for i think the heat pipe?

anyways it says install this fan if overclocking but it also says installation is recommended for general use

should i install it?
thanks
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post #2 of 16
Is it a mosfet or nb fan?
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post #3 of 16
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how can i tell
im not too sure
its a Nvidia motherboard though and a nvidia fan
the place where you put the fan is under the CPU
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post #4 of 16
is it the mobo in your sig?
post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuzrry View Post
how can i tell
im not too sure
its a Nvidia motherboard though and a nvidia fan
the place where you put the fan is under the CPU
How does it mount, flat or upright?

EDIT> Ah, under the CPU..NB, yeah mount it!!!!
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post #6 of 16
either way, its a fan dude. just put it in there. chances are, it'll help cool something!
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by II Dank II View Post
either way, its a fan dude. just put it in there. chances are, it'll help cool something!
Not true according to Asus, they recommend using the Mosfet fan only if your CPU is passive or WC.
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post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
awesome how can i monitor my cpu's temperature
whats a bad temperature for it?
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post #9 of 16
CoreTemp, TAT maybe but I hear it has problems with NForce chipsets.

What do you have for a CPU cooler?
Less than 60°c under load is what you want, even lower would be better.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Not true according to Asus, they recommend using the Mosfet fan only if your CPU is passive or WC.
well at least it wont hurt his temps, right? i've never heard of air movement being bad for any cooling solution
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