CPU fan issue
March 17, 2014 5:14 AM Subscribe
The fan on my CPU cooler is blowing in the wrong direction!
posted by ArmyOfKittens to Computers & Internet (24 answers total)
After last week's problem
I bought a new graphics card. On installing it I noticed that the fan on my tower CPU cooler is blowing in the wrong direction: away from the heatsink and into the case.
My CPU cooler is an Arctic Freezer 13
. The arrows on top of the heatsink
indicate the direction air is supposed
to be flowing, but it is not obeying.
It does not appear possible to remove the fan and face it in the other direction; it is designed to fit only one way.
To the best of my knowledge, in my previous motherboard this was not a problem; the same heatsink cooled a heavily overclocked Core 2 Duo without any issues. If it has been blowing in the wrong direction since I installed it in my new(ish) motherboard, this would go some way to explaining why the temperature of my 8350 has always been only slightly lower than it was with the stock HSF.
Is it at all possible to reverse the direction of this fan? Or am I going to have to shell out for a new CPU cooler too?