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So I recently cleaned my parents computer which was absolutely filthy. Its a stock AMD 9000 series with stock cooler, the type that mounts the fan parallel to the chip opposed to many of the after market fan; However, I forgot to check which way the fan blew when I pulled it off. Now the fan runs a lot louder and a lot harder...

Did I mount the fan the wrong way?

Should the fan blow onto the heatsync or should it blow out the case door?

The other problem I see with the case is since it is juts an Acer over the counter machine there is no intake fan, just an 80mm exhaust fan what can I do to improve airflow... I may just have to add another fan one day, but tthat will have to include a case mod.
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Try turning the fan around anyway and see what happens. Don't forget that blowing dust out of a computer will change the fan noises anyway. Did you see a label or anything on the fan that would jog your memory as to its current proper placement?
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Try turning the fan around anyway and see what happens. Don't forget that blowing dust out of a computer will change the fan noises anyway. Did you see a label or anything on the fan that would jog your memory as to its current proper placement?
When I put it back together I set the fan to blow away from the HS/CPU, but I do not remember which way it was before it came off.
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The fan is going to blow on the HS. Not away from the HS.
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It would have been blowing on the heatsink, not pulling from. Typically air is pushed onto the heatsink, and not sucked off. Switch it around, and it should also help cool the computer. Also, the fan blades should be rotating counter-clockwise when looking at the CPU. Arrows are also on the fan casing to show rotation and flow direction. It's a good idea to note this, or any other fan, before disassembling.
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It would have been blowing on the heatsink, not pulling from. Typically air is pushed onto the heatsink, and not sucked off. Switch it around, and it should also help cool the computer. Also, the fan blades should be rotating counter-clockwise when looking at the CPU. Arrows are also on the fan casing to show rotation and flow direction. It's a good idea to note this, or any other fan, before disassembling.
I know arrows are on the body of the fan, I just forgot to check which way, Ill switch it around and hopefully it'll help.
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Gotta blow onto the heat sink...
 
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Awesome guys, thanks. quieted down the fan and dropped it 10 degrees.
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