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Which side should the fan be on the Thermalright 120 Ultra

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On the Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme that I just got should I have the fan going towards the exhaust fan pointing in that direction? Or have it on the other side pointing towards the memory? I see a lot of these rigs with the fan going towards the memory, should the air flow be going towards the memory also?
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I'm in the middle of trying to purchase one of these myself but I can't find one in stock anywhere, where did you buy yours from? ;P
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If you can push the hot air out of the case that should be best. So line up the TRUE fan with the exhaust fan. With a Gigabyte P35 board it should stay cool unless you have bad case flow. What are your temps? Do you know your RAM is getting hot?

Can you estimate intake vice out? Try and have a balanced flow.

It is possible your memory is in a dead spot, but maybe you could put a small fan aimed at it.

I have seen some systems in which no fan is used on the TRUE just an intake and exhaust.
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Yeah, send hot air to exhaust fan, but pull it not push. Fan is more efficient that way.
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Okay well since I have a 200mm fan on the top I think I am going to switch the heatsink to a horizontal position and have the fan on top. that way it pushes the hot air through the top fan. Also this way I can easily add a NB cooler that i am about to order. Does anyone know if you can put the Ultra 120 Extreme horizontal on a P35?
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If you can push the hot air out of the case that should be best. So line up the TRUE fan with the exhaust fan. With a Gigabyte P35 board it should stay cool unless you have bad case flow. What are your temps? Do you know your RAM is getting hot?

Can you estimate intake vice out? Try and have a balanced flow.

It is possible your memory is in a dead spot, but maybe you could put a small fan aimed at it.

I have seen some systems in which no fan is used on the TRUE just an intake and exhaust.
My RAM does not seem to be getting hot I have just seen a lot of pictures with fans pointing towards the RAM so I asked. Right now I have 2x 120mm & 1x 88mm intake fans.. and 2x 120m exhaust fan. My 200mm fan is broken, but I have another one in the mail, once I get that in the mail my temperatures should go down more. Right now I am around 30C CPU temps idle which is reasonable. for a 3.2 clock.
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I think I will try turning my TRUE horizontally too, with my fan pulling the air towards the top. Nothing wrong with trying I guess.

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Yeah, send hot air to exhaust fan, but pull it not push. Fan is more efficient that way.
Have you heard of many past experiences with good results? Just asking...
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