Advice for Zalman coolers needed please

  [DELETED] 06:24 12 Aug 2003

I bought a zalman cooler last week and fitted it as the instructions but the shop said that the heatsink fan on these coolers should blow towards these coolers and not away?? I have done this and it is doing a good job of keeping the cpu cool but my case temperature has gone up as i thing this alters the air flow?

  [DELETED] 06:52 12 Aug 2003

From what to what has the case temperature risen?

Remember the very high ambient temperatures recently may have an effect on any readings you obtain.

  [DELETED] 06:57 12 Aug 2003

Thanks for replying -pops- . My system temperature hit 42c yesterday and my cpu was 50c.

  [DELETED] 08:31 12 Aug 2003

Personally, I would let it run for a few days (hoping the weather will cool down a bit) before I made any adjustments. The temperatures you state aren't too bad and well within the acceptable range of modern CPUs and motherboards. It may be that it is only the hot weather that is causing this.

  [DELETED] 08:52 12 Aug 2003

I have just got back from a computer company we do work for and was telling one of the engineers about my system temperature and he suggested a front fan pulling air in the case and he also said that my rear exhaust fan may be causing problems as it is pulling air out right next to the cpu which would normally be good but since i have fitted the zalman cooler that pushes air at the heatsink instead of away from, You have one pushing air at the cpu and one right next to it pulling away. What do you think??

  [DELETED] 08:58 12 Aug 2003

Good one, yes.

Try it and see. So long as all your fans are operating you will get plenty of waring if something is amiss. Don't neglect the weather influence though.

  [DELETED] 08:59 12 Aug 2003

waring? warning!

I'm sure some letters go missing between me and PCA.

  [DELETED] 09:07 12 Aug 2003

Thanks -pops-. I think i might see if i can get a front panel fan that fits in one of the drive bays and disconnect the exhaust fan at the back near the cpu as i also fitted a twin fan psu at the weekend which should do a good enough job getting rid of the hot air. I think like you say this weather has a lot to do with it though.

  [DELETED] 11:13 12 Aug 2003

I went in my local pc shop to get a front inlet fan but the chap said the same as you -pops-. He said that in this weather he would turn any machines that were not being used off and see what the temperatures were like in more normal conditions.

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