[mythtv-users] Fans and cooling

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Aug 28 18:56:49 UTC 2007


On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 02:05:20PM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> > In general, fans should blow *onto* the components they're cooling, as
> > power supply fans do (they cool *the power supply*).  CPU fans are the
> > exception (they suck air through the heatsink), and occasionally those
> > case fans right next to the CPU fan.
> >
> Not all or possibly even most as I have built over 100 computers
> between home and work in the last 10 years and I can not remember one
> that does it that way. Well I guess the slot processors did it that
> way.

See my other posting; I wrote that before lunch.  :-)

> My cpu fans blow in fresh air to the cpu and the exaust is out the
> sides. I just verified that (paper test) is definitely the case with
> AMD Retail CPUs and Thermaltake Silent K8 heatsinks.

Yep.

Cheers,
-- jra
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