Correct way to install a pci slot fan

By larryiam
Jun 21, 2008
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  1. Oh i am going to get a pci slot fan to regulate the air around my very hot pci video card. It has a fan and heat sink but its very odd and makes fnny noises from time to time so im just waiting for it to quit. So what is the correct way to install a pci slot fan? and which is the best? as in a pci exhaust fan or a pci fan that regulates the air..
  2. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    If there is such a thing

    Follow the installation directions that come with it.
    But fans are usually Case Fans.Theres holes to screw them to.;)
    One again : Read your motherboard manual.;) pci slots are for devices like
    sound cards(not fans)
    :)
  3. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    Ok they do make them. How do you install THIS
  4. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Like this

    Newbies like you need to pay for this type of computer work,if you have to ask
    people who don't have one,But buy it and it should tell you how.;)
    But help this newbie on this procedure please,
    How do i make a word like THIS into a website link ?:confused:
  5. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

  6. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

  7. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

  8. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

  9. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

  10. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 592

    [​IMG]
    ^ AS SHOWN ABOVE
  11. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    ok

    Search
    and put a bracket on the end]

    I have not been leaving spaces.Do i need " these ?
    Don't use them if i don't or is it to not let it activate so i can see all ?


    I got it,thanks:D
  12. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    ok how you just did it works great!!! and all the person can see it the site you linked when they click.
    EDIT:and don't leave spaces it will not work if you leave spaces and yea you need quotes.
  13. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 592

    Yes, if I put quotes there, don't forget them.
     
  14. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    well glad you did sorry im such a bad teacher. im still learning. i had 2 years in web page design so i kno all that crap. :D well enjoy!
  15. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 592

    On the subject of installing it...

    Just find and empty PCI slot next to your video card, slide it in, screw it in, and plug the power cable into a free molex connector (The one that plugs into the Hard Drive).
  16. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

  17. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 592

    Yup. A+, you pass intro to vB Code zipperman. :p
  18. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    Wow i fell privileged to help you! You definitely passed! A++
  19. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Thanks

    It's easy when someone who knows replys.
    I don't reply anything i havn't done right myself.
    See my new post on 5.1 speakers. I did mine,but don't know enough to
    detail this ? on it.with details so far.
  20. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    Well all i can say is your a very smart man! And ive still got a bunch of learning to do!
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    What the h#77 is all this irrelevant rubbish ?

    PCI Fan is the subject
    All the other stuff can be removed
  22. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    Haha i kno off subject. had me question answered somewhere in there. lol
  23. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 592

    I believe this is what I said.
  24. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    ok above or below the video card?
  25. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Don't matter, I've reported the non relevant posts for deletion
    Zipperman tries to support a lot, but I'm not so sure sometimes :)
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