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carnie

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okay...few questions here. first off....do SATA hard drives need their own cooling fans? I bought OEM and this is the first time i've used sata, so...yeah. been having some heating problems in my computer and random annoying issues with crashes. Also, as far as circulation goes...i have five fans; two in the back, one in front, one on the side and one on top. how would you recommend placing them as far as blowing in / out is concerned?

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I actually recommend no more than one intake fan, and I don't have any on my systems. I use a pair of fans high on the back, as well as the P/S fan, and the machines run cooler than when I had one or two intake fans. If you have a processor cooling issue and you have a side fan blowing directly on it, I'd leave that one.
 

carnie

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processor runs fine. video card has some troubles, but I'm getting a PCI cooling fan for that later this week.

but you're saying I should have them all blowing out?
 
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