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The fan on my Scythe Samurai heatsink blows out away from the CPU. Do you think i should turn the thing around so its blowing into the CPU?
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post #2 of 12
yes... jot down your load and idle temps... and then swich it, compare, and which ever is cooler use it, i would think it would work a little better if you turn the fan around so it is blow in the cpu....
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post #3 of 12
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yeah, cos im averaging about 45-50c just surfing the net, doing bits and bobs. I only have 2 case fans though, so perhaps thats it, i dunno.
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try it the other way around and try to maximize the airflow through the entire case...
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ive managed to get 4 coolermaster fans off ebay for £4 which is about $7, trouble is, i cant for the life of me get the front panel off the pc to fit them in. arrrggggh.
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lol there should be some screws that u have to acces from the sides, take the side panels off and look at the fron panel from the inside around the edges for some small screws.... unscrew them and it should pop right off....
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post #7 of 12
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yeah, seems a bit pointless having the fan pointing away from the CPU..
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post #8 of 12
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well i swapped around my fan and cpu heat dropped from about 48-50 to a constant 45. Im adding more fans.
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post #9 of 12
sweet! look though this to help ya out
http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...+cooling+guide
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post #10 of 12
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When the best time to measure the idle and load temps.?
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