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not sure if it belongs here...sorry if it doesnt but is there a certain way to put in a 120mm exhaust fan cause i switched to a fan with more CFM but the temps seem to be the same or higher sometimes ... lol
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post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by eternaldj
not sure if it belongs here...sorry if it doesnt but is there a certain way to put in a 120mm exhaust fan cause i switched to a fan with more CFM but the temps seem to be the same or higher sometimes ... lol

How much more CFMs does it do? Most of the time you won't notice much difference in idle temps. when switching fans (other than noise levels). However, you will notice a difference when your system is under heavy load since you will be exhausting all the hot air faster. Again, not that much. It depends the most on fan placement rather than more and/or more powerful fans.
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my old one push 11(700rpm) cfm my new one pushes 70 cfm(2200rpm)..
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hmm if urs temps have gone higher....im not trying to insult you here, buts its an easy mistake...check that the fan isnt sucking air in instead of pushing air out, because it mite b that.
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i would test is but one of the screw heads is completly dead! it wont come out anyone know how to solder 2 screws together so i can get it out lol
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You could drill the head off then remove it with a plyer after removing it from the case.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by waqasr
hmm if urs temps have gone higher....im not trying to insult you here, buts its an easy mistake...check that the fan isnt sucking air in instead of pushing air out, because it mite b that.
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i would test is but one of the screw heads is completly dead! it wont come out
Why would you think about taking out the fan to see what way it blows air.. simply place your hand on side then the other side of the case and check if it blows or sucks!
post #8 of 11
place a peice of paper infront of the fan... that will tell you if its suckin air in or blowing it out....
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
place a peice of paper infront of the fan... that will tell you if its suckin air in or blowing it out....
exactly, so.....why would you need to take it out?? lol its just comen sense!
post #10 of 11
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well if it was i wouldnt have to take off the screws later and i wouldnt have noticed that the screw head i gone! anyways it is in backwards but now to remove the screw!
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