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I have an arctic freezer pro and if I'm correct the fan blows on the heatsink? If thats so shouldn't I flip it around so it blows into the 120mm exhaust fan?

Currently
: = 120mm ex fan
< = direction cpu fan is facing

:<

Shouldnt it be

:>

so the air blows past the heatsink into the rear ex fan and out of the case?
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post #2 of 13
so the 120mm fan is blowing air out of the case correct?
post #3 of 13
your rear fan is exhaust so you want to to blow thru your cooler and then be drawn out the back
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Yeah and the arctic freezer 7's fan is facing toward the back of the case.
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post #5 of 13
you want the side with the bent fins on the bottom facing the exhaust
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you want the side with the bent fins on the bottom facing the exhaust
Wow it is installed wrong! Could this cause my case to be hot and also have crap temps?
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bent pins?
The Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 has the bottom 3 heatsink metal fins slanted downwards so the hot air is shot through there or some concept like that. I don't know, i'm not a scientist. But that's where the air comes out

Yeah it would probably raise temps
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Wow it is installed wrong! Could this cause my case to be hot and also have crap temps?
Yes. You'll need to turn it around. I hate that about the AC7. The only place they show the proper direction is on the box. Not in the instructions.
    
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Wow nice!

Old temps
40-42c idle
54-57c load
ambient 46c

New temps
36-37idle
51-52c load
ambient 42c but better
Edited by Longer Shot - 6/15/08 at 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by Longer Shot View Post
Wow nice!

Old temps
40-42c idle
53+c load
ambient 46c

New temps
36-37idle
?c load
ambient 42c but better

verryy niccea
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