fans / heatsinks

  Bailey08787 12:59 20 Feb 2003
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howdy

just put my hand down the back of the pc the other day, and noticed the air coming out was pretty warm, and pretty weak.

Therefore that got me wondering whether i need to cool things down in there.

But i'm not too sure about fans - where do you stick them? attach them? power them? get them sending the air in the right direction, etc?

In fact, do I even need one? or is the fan on the p4, and the fan on the graphics card, and the power supply fan, etc already enough?

cheers

  vaughan007 13:16 20 Feb 2003

If you bought a PC from a standard manufacturer the fans, etc. will almost certainly be sufficient. If you built your own PC that maybe a different matter. Dont worry about the graphics card as these fans are often far bigger than is required anyway. Basically, I think you are probably safe.

  vaughan007 13:16 20 Feb 2003

If you bought a PC from a standard manufacturer the fans, etc. will almost certainly be sufficient. If you built your own PC that maybe a different matter. Dont worry about the graphics card as these fans are often far bigger than is required anyway. Basically, I think you are probably safe.

  Bailey08787 13:24 20 Feb 2003

well i bought my pc from mesh, back in say 98 - however since then, i have put in a new motherboard, processor, graphics card, power supply - so its built by me really

  jazzypop 13:34 20 Feb 2003

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