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Should this fan be blowing in or out?

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November 25, 2012 4:27:11 PM

I noticed my case has a mount on the other side of the motherboard, to cover the back-side of the CPU. So i took an old fan off of a old CPU cooler, now, which way should it be blowing? Onto the backside of the motherboard, or drawing air away?


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November 25, 2012 5:36:07 PM

I believe you are referring to the back of the case... you would want the air blowing out of the case from there.
Or are you talking about a push/pull configuration for an aftermarket heastsink/fan?

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November 25, 2012 6:05:04 PM

Nope, he is referring to the righthand side of the case, in effect the backside of the mobo, I have a fan there and its set to blow onto the chip, keeps the socket and board a touch cooler by 1-2'c on the core temp
@Op, blow onto the chip and if your case allows, filter the fan
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November 25, 2012 6:40:16 PM

Ah, i dont have a filter, ill make one out of something, and if not then ill make it blow onto it for now until i can filter it. Thanks!
November 25, 2012 6:40:34 PM

Best answer selected by Stealthycactus.
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November 26, 2012 5:30:36 AM

No probs man, and thank you for B.a.