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stupid DFI board, suggestions!?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Dreadi, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. Dreadi

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Feb 2006

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    ok so i just got my dfi sli-d board which i got off the MM and i didnt realise that the heatsink mounting bracket was turned 90degrees compared to the asus one so this leaves me with 2 choices when mounting my freezer 64 pro.

    1. i can have it facing up towards the 120mm fan in my enermax which is blowing down.

    2. i can have it facing down which will blow the warm air onto the passive 6600 which has cold air being blown on it by a side case fan.

    what do you suggest??
     
  2. Septh

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Southampton, UK

    Turn the bracket around?
     
  3. Dreadi

    Soldato

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    it can only be turned 180 due to resistors and all around the socket :rolleyes:

    therefore having to go up or down
     
  4. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

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    Location: Shropshire

    If your outgoing case fan sits above the freezer, then have the air blowing UP towards where it blows it out...
     
  5. sgoaty

    Wise Guy

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  6. Sargeantpepper

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jun 2006

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    Location: Essex

    Doesn't it have in the instruction manual how to switch the brackets round 90 degrees?

    I had to do this on mine going from a gigabyte pos to my sil-d.

    edit: ahh sorry just read what you meant about the resistor positioning..............the only problem I had with mine was the fan housing slightly touching the ram, but at least the fan moves slightly as it 'hangs' on rubber mounts
     
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  7. rxmac

    Hitman

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    Location: Northants

    :confused:

    As in blowing down INTO the case?? If so this is the first time i have heard of a psu doing that, all my psu's suck air from inside the case and exhaust it out the back, i assume the "Enermax" is your psu?
     
  8. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    had the same issues with my dfi board and artic freezer 64 pro. Also went from an Asus to DFI board

    decided that blowing the air up the way was best. couldn't see anyway of changing the bracket 90 degrees

    Also had a problem, when i installed the Karajan Audio jack to get the onboard sound, i had to change my 120mm exhuast fan to an 80mm one as the audio jack gets in the way!!! :mad:
     
  9. Marci

    Gangster

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    Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    If what you say is correct and the Enermax is blowing in rather than pulling out, just open up the enermax and remove the fan, turn it over, and stick it back in again.

    All you have to do flip direction of airflow is flip the fan over... with fans, air always flows from non-label side to label side.
     
  10. sgoaty

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    I had that with my centiron 530 i just cut a little bit off the fan
     
  11. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    true!! considered that myself - but when i get time i will cut a hole in the top of my case and get an fan in there for exhuast purposes also!