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Should the fan blow in or out?

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Formermac

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Question. Just finished building my dual Athlon XP 1900 system, and I have a cooling question. The case is a mid tower case. On the back, there are two fans that pull air out of the case. On the left side panel, there's a similar fan. Should this side panel fan be pulling air out of the case also? Or should it be blowing air into the case, onto the motherboard for maximum cooling.
 

Hoot

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With your setup, the fan on the side panel should be blowing cool air into the case, down on to your motherboard and CPU. That's quite a common setup among overclockers.

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oc jason

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yes blowing in by all means, also are those cpus overclocked at all,.

What board are u using, and what HS do u use and what temps do u get, im thinking of a dula setup too and jsut want some pointers?
 
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Formermac

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The CPU's aren't overclocked, the heatsink/fans were put on there by the barebones builder, so I don't know what sort they are. With the fan blowing the air out of the case, the CPU temps were being reported as 46 degrees C.

I'm using the ASUS A7M266-D board.

I'll switch the direction of the fan and see what happens.