cpu fan direction

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kev59, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    i have stripped my cpu heatsink to clean it and having rebuilt it i am unsure of the direction of the fan
    Does it blow air into the fins or pull the air out !!! :confused:
     
  2. cjdodd

    cjdodd OSNN Junior Addict

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    The fan should rotate anti-clockwise
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    or counter-clockwise :p (aka blowing onto the cpu)
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yep... on the fan itself should be an air-flow direction indicator...

    it is advisable to blow air onto the heatsink...
     
  5. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks thats the way i thought but was not quite sure