Installing new cooler, does it matter which way heatsink/fan faces? Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Overclocking Last response: May 18, 2011 12:33 PM in Overclocking Share bearclaw99 a b K Overclocking May 18, 2011 12:00:41 AM I will be installing a new cooler tomorrow, a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 for my Core i7 2600K Does it make a difference if I install it facing upward with fans dissipating heat upwards, or should it be facing towards the back? I do have two top fans on my case that blow air out. Thanks http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-U12P-Cooler-Heat-Pipe-B... More about : installing cooler matter heatsink fan faces r-sky May 18, 2011 12:12:13 AM 2 fans on top or 1 out the back... Up may be the way to go davcon a c 174 K Overclocking May 18, 2011 5:37:26 AM That would depend on your case airflow and fans it contains. Really hard to say and would be totally up to experimenting with both orientations. We'd be pleased if you'd post your temps after install. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a c 197 K Overclocking May 18, 2011 12:33:15 PM I have not done any experimenting (Antec 900 cases), but I orient the heatsinks vertically. I figure hot air rises. Why fight physics? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDoes it matter which way a CPU cooler faces ? ForumDoes it matter ... ForumCooler Master 700 PSU- which way does the fan go? ForumDoes it matter which way AMD heatsink is fitted? ForumInstalling a new heatsink/fan ForumNeed heatsink/fan to match airflow of Antec 900. ForumCorsair TX650 - which way is up? ForumNeed help with CPU Heatsink/fan ! ForumMike Faces It!!!! ForumNew CPU heatsink/fan . Now computer won't start. ForumAthlon XP 1800 - Which Cooler ForumNeed advice on AM3 Heatsink/fan ForumDoes unlocking the 4th core on an Athlon II X3 440 raise its TDP? ForumHeatsink/Fan upgrade w/out mobo removal?? ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 Forum[Solved] Which HSF design is better? ForumOverclocking i7 2600K, which temperature software is more accurate? ForumHeatsink for GA-G31M-ES2L ForumWhat did you spend on your CPU Heatsink? ForumIs noctua nh-u12p compatible with cooler master elite 430 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !