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#1 satnam

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:40 AM

Last summer my PC overheated a lot. I have upgraded the CPU fan and that helped, as well cleaning dust etc
I was going to add a case fan but refrained as the only place I could add it on my PC was directly above the CPU fan. This would have meant that the case fan would have been working in the opposite direction to the CPU fan

I have also been reading that PC's are designed with airflow already thought about.

Would adding a PC fan be problematic??

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

Hi satnam.
If your pc can only accommodate one case fan, use it as exhaust (not intake).
It's more important to get the hot air out then cool air in if one fan is you're only option.
An exhaust fan isn't going to interfere with your cpu fan either. Installing one is quick and easy, provided you don't have to cut any holes that is. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:56 PM

If you have a few empty 5.25 or 3 inch drive bays in the front, a front case fan would do a lot of good. I installed a 120 mm in the front (in one of those scythe kama bays) and my temps dropped by 10 c.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 02:46 PM

You could always use an Expansion slot fan there around 10 bucks. here is some sample Fans

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