Solved

keeping cool?

Posted on 2001-06-22
4
263 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
My stats arent important. I just want to pose a question about case cooling. My case has two mounts for 8cm cooling fans. One is located in the bottom of the front of the case and the other is located at the top of the rear of the case. It would make sense to me that you would want the bottom front fan drawing IN cool air and the upper rear fan venting OUT the heated air.
Agree or disagree....that is my question.
0
Comment
Question by:protechter
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
jlauster earned 20 total points
Comment Utility
Agree. Check the case cooling tips at:

http://www.overclockers.com/
0
 

Author Comment

by:protechter
Comment Utility
Thanks jlauster!
I appreciate your second opinion!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:towercrasher
Comment Utility
Air can always find a way out of an area.  Heres a situation I ran into and i did a little thinking.  One of my computers is a slot 1 processor with those big Fins on it.  I also have a voodoo 3d fx sound card and it has those little fins on it as well.  I had a video card go out on me.  It just got too hot.  Well these fins direct air as long as its present.  If you have a fan closenough to the components that need it you should only need one heatseak and fan on the CPU and one on the back of the case pushing are into the isa and pci slots.  I have had no problems with overheats since I done this.  Hope this helps
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:jlauster
Comment Utility
Glad  I could help. There are a great variety of cooling options, but you end up trading between noise and temperature drop. Check into the drive and slot options at the link I provided for options besides the one in-one out basic setup, as towercrasher suggests.
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
The Rasberry PI is a low cost piece of hardware that you can have a lot of fun with through experimenting and building/working on projects like media players, running a low cost computer, build data loggers etc. - see: https://www.raspberrypi.org
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now