hp side panel fan

By jimh33 ยท 4 replies
Sep 30, 2007
  1. hi am looking to put a side panel fan on my hp 8034n media center pc just put in an bfg 8600gt oc i dont have any room in front to put an intake fan i have a 92mm fan exausting out in back wouldn't a side panel fan blowing in across the pci slots and cpu area cause a swirling effect or would tha be ok like i said i dont have any room in front to put an intake fan help.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It certainly cant hurt. Have a look at this - https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic86288.html
    I have done the same kind of thing.

    Post a pic of the side of your case and i will do my best to advise you if you want.
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I recently bought some fans and one of them has been very handy. You can mount it just about anywhere, then move it to another area if you want. The fan is an Ultra "spot fan". I have mine mounted on the motherboard and it's blowing directly on the southbridge and also is catching the ram modules. It costs $17.99 and has 3 speeds. My motherboard temps dropped quite a bit. Right now my machine is warmed up and the board temp is 34 C. (93.2F).
  4. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    Had the same problem when I put an XFX 8800GTX in my system. I had an extra pci slot (and some extra space), so I purchased a pci fan. It's mounted below the 8800 GTX with a 120 mm fan (exhaust) on the back panel. Cut my temps 8-10 degrees celcius.
  5. jimh33

    jimh33 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33


    i was doing some editing today with my nero and i noticed my cpuz program was reading 63 to 64degrees c. dont know how to post pics some help please.
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