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Which way should the fan label face?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by shadowhawk, 2004/11/03.

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    shadowhawk

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    I bought an Antec 120 mm LED fan to use as rear exhaust. I installed it with the label side facing outward, assuming this is the correct direction for the air to blow out of the case. But now my CPU temp is up to 47ºC. Don't case fans usually have the label side facing outward when they're used for exhaust? When I view the fan from the inside of the case (window on the side) the blades appear to be moving counterclockwise. Is this the proper direction for output?:confused:
     
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    That sounds right for an exhaust. however, if your comp temp went up that much maybe you don't need one. Try turning it around and see how things change then, if it's cooler, keep it that way.
     

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    Steve R Jones

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    When you put your hand up to the fan, which way is it blowing?
     
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    Look on the edge of the fan. There should be an arrow showing which way the air goes.
     
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    There are no arrows on the fan.
     
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    lick finger first, then place in airflow - makes it far easier to suss - side of your finger the air is hitting will feel cold (even with surprisingly warm air) due to evaporation

    best wishes, HJ
     
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    Now thats' what I call a simple, effective and sensible answer. Licking of ones fingers can help for those of us with insensitive skin as well. :D
     
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    I'm one with insensitive skin and probably wouldn't even feel the licked finger. I just tear a small slither of paper and see which way it blows.

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    you guys have it ALL wrong...j/k... seriously tho, grab a dollar...or printer paper, and hold it above the fan while the fan is on. SLOWLY bring it closer until the paper/dollar blows away or $uck$ in. I prefer dollars cuz they're nice n light. Just be careful n dont let the fan eat your dollar.
     
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