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Suck or blow?

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e laursen

Folding for Mom
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
OK I have an Alpha PEP66 and I am planning on doing the silicone trick to isolate it for noise. This big question is, do I set it to suck away from the MB, or blow across the CPU toward the MB (and chipset). I have it on suck right now, which doesn't heat the chipset, but the CPU gets some of the chipset's heat. I am running at 100MHz FSB, so the chipset is not out of spec, but the cpu is at 1.75 volts.

So, Suck or Blow?
 
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Kryten

Guest
to put it simple...ask your PC.. take as many measurements as possible one way the try it the other, work out which are the most critical temps and make a choice....every system is different, case air flow, obsticles etc there are some common factors but for specifics you will need to try it on your combo.
 

Hoot

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Joined
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Location
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If, by implementing the silicone rubber noise reduction technique, you break the seal between the fan and the shroud with an air gap, the fan will not suck away the HS heat as effectively. Be ready for higher temps as a price for reduced noise.

Hoot
 
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William

Guest
Hoot (May 18, 2001 07:50 p.m.):
If, by implementing the silicone rubber noise reduction technique, you break the seal between the fan and the shroud with an air gap, the fan will not suck away the HS heat as effectively. Be ready for higher temps as a price for reduced noise.

Hoot


if you read the article where this was done on the front page, the author used electrical tape to seal the gap. So that wouldn't be a problem. You really are just gonna have to try.