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Trinity

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Feb 4, 2001
I just received my M. Galaciator and the fan is blowing towards the cpu.

Should it blow towards or away, I also have 2 80mm case fans blowing out of the case right next to the hsf?
 

KaHNZa

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Feb 13, 2001
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Well, first off. This should be in the cooling section. The fan is best to blow toward the cpu. Thats the way it was designed. And I guess if it were me I would have those case fans blowing cool outside air toward the hsf. There is a catch to that though. It will make your case temps go up a few degrees as its blowing the cpu heat further into the case. But if you already have excellent cooling it shouldn't matter.
 
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Trinity

Trinity

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Feb 4, 2001
Sorry about the wrong section, I worked late last night on the comp and I was a little tired. That sounds good. I might reverse the fans and have the air blowing on the hsf. I will just put another fan somewhere to blow out.
 

Eil Atan

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Jun 20, 2001
its all about getting that air to circulate, as I have found... my case just isn't getting good circulation, and as a result, i get pretty bad temps with the cover on, something i am struggling to correct, so far pretty unsuccessfully... the glaciator does a great job of cooling my chip, but the air it blow out just sits in my case when the side is on... ugggh...
 
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Trinity

Trinity

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Feb 4, 2001
Did you lap your galaciator? I am prob going to, might improve my temps.
 
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William

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turn the fans around. Blow the hot air out the front and the cool air in from the back. I would have the fan blow down on the glaciator. You can try it though and see what results you get.
 
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Trinity

Trinity

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Doesn't hot air rise? How would I push hot air out the front if the hot air is rising up the top? Well I will experiment and find out what lowers the temps.
 
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William

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yes hot air rises. But with good airflow it will go with the flow. Its like cigarette smoke. It goes up normally right. Put a fan next to it and it will follow the flow of the fan.