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Pentium III Heatsync fan as RAM cooler?

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Found a box of crap, and i found a PIII CPU fan

If i stick one over my RAM would it make a decent cooler? (Just the fan not the metal part)

    
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It should work pretty good if you have a good method of mounting it above the ram. Does your ram have heatsinks on it?
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yea it has some heat-spreaders on it.
i was just going to rubber band it to the ram clips on the sides.
    
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yea it has some heat-spreaders on it.
i was just going to rubber band it to the ram clips on the sides.
Sounds like a plan to me!
    
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Jury rigging for the win, I like the idea of rubber bands, not thought to use those before.
    
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Oh god yes. It would work GREAT! Im thinking about doing the same thing for the ram in my server.
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The wire from the PII Fan didn't reach my plug, so i tried out another little fan, running from the 5v on the molex so its quiet. Keeps it nice and cool.... Heh who needs those fancy store bought things..

    
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post #8 of 11
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The wire from the PII Fan didn't reach my plug, so i tried out another little fan, running from the 5v on the molex so its quiet. Keeps it nice and cool.... Heh who needs those fancy store bought things..

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post #9 of 11
Keep in mind those rubberbands may snap after a while.
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Keep in mind those rubberbands may snap after a while.
^ this

see if you can use zip ties
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