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Add a complementary chassis fan to help cool your PC. Wednesday, June 20, 2001 Manage heat in your PC Add a complementary chassis fan to help cool your PC.

If you feel that the air inside your system chassis is too hot, you can follow the system manufacturer’s documentation to add a chassis fan. Add the fan to complement the existing airflow. For example, if there is already a power supply fan exhausting air from the chassis, your new chassis fan should blow into the chassis (and vice versa). Don’t install competing fans (i.e., both blowing in or out). Finally, air flow is best when extra holes in the chassis are covered, so make sure that there’s a metal I/O plate covering your port connectors, and see that any unused expansion slot covers are in place.

Formerly part of Computer Currents, Stephen J. Bigelow’s Computer Advisor column has been resurrected on computeruser.com as a daily tech tip column. Find Stephen at www.dlspubs.com.

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