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fan in pci slot?
Alistair Dec-21-01 05:04 PM
Ive seen these fans that dit in a pci slot.....i was just wondering what your opinion is of them.
Alistair

1. RE: fan in pci slot?
lbyard Dec-21-01 07:07 PM
In response to message 0
Unnecessary and one more thing that can break and increase one’s electric bill. Larry

2. RE: fan in pci slot?
deerslayer Dec-28-01 05:42 PM
In response to message 1
I agree with Larry. They really do not make much difference.


Celeron 633 @ 1064 , Windows XP server,
Pentium 3 1000 @ 1100,Abit bx-133, 256 Mb Mushkin Rev.3 cas 2-2-2, ATI Radeon
AMD Thunderbird 1.4 @ 1.63 (24/7) IWILL KK266R , Corsairs pc 150 cl2, Leadtek GeForce 3


3. RE: fan in pci slot?
chris Dec-31-01 05:45 PM
In response to message 2
I'm afraid I disagree.
I have a system exhaust in one of my spare pci slots and it does a cracking job of cooling the whole system, however I would recommend you have a good quality 300W+ psu before adding lots of fans to a system

4. RE: fan in pci slot?
kempo Jan-07-02 02:03 PM
In response to message 0
they are superb for cooling the agp card ,, so you can puch your cor and memory on the agp card with out it failing

5. RE: fan in pci slot?
lbyard Jan-07-02 09:35 PM
In response to message 4
I've been out-voted by experience. Thanks for the enlightenment. Larry

6. RE: fan in pci slot?
deerslayer Jan-08-02 10:17 AM
In response to message 5
I still disagree . I have used them under the Graphics card and found that replacing the stock fan on GPU does a much better job of cooling a high performance video card. I also recently threw my slot fan in the garbage, and found the temps stayed exactly the same on my tbird. 23c motherboard, 38c cpu @ full load running folding @ home.


Celeron 633 @ 1064 , Windows XP server,
Pentium 3 1000 @ 1100,Abit bx-133, 256 Mb Mushkin Rev.3 cas 2-2-2, ATI Radeon
AMD Thunderbird 1.4 @ 1.63 (24/7) IWILL KK266R , Corsairs pc 150 cl2, Leadtek GeForce 3


7. RE: fan in pci slot?
Billy Jan-09-02 03:20 AM
In response to message 5
I have to side with Deerslayer on this one - I removed mine that was positioned just below my oc'd GeForce3 (to exhaust the air of it's 'sink) and noticed no difference in any internal temperature measurement.

8. RE: fan in pci slot?
bbates Jan-09-02 11:19 AM
In response to message 7
I don't really know which is better, but after seeing what everyone is saying I would have to say that the fans do not help. deerslayer is the only person to post actual temps. to prove his point. Is there anyone that has internal temps to prove that the fans help, or do they just "think" that they do?

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