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Moving the fan to the other side of a cpu cooler

Cooler fans are generally optimized for push so having the fan in pull would likely mean worse performance. The difference is usually small unless the fan has a design that's extremely skewed towards push like the Noctua NF-F12 with its stator guide vanes.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys i got the msi frozr L for my cpu , i know if the fan has an issue with ram spacing i can move it away a bit, but would it make a huge difference if i put it on the other side of the fins and make it so it pulls air through them instead of pushing?

also my board has 4 ram slot and i only plan on using 2 , could i just put them in the next dual channel config instead of the 1st one(would that too make a difference?? (a bit off topic i know sorry) 

thanks

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The priority slots for ram let empty the one close to the cpu.


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Cooler fans are generally optimized for push so having the fan in pull would likely mean worse performance. The difference is usually small unless the fan has a design that's extremely skewed towards push like the Noctua NF-F12 with its stator guide vanes.


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One other thing I would add is that you could rotate the cooler so the fan doesn't interfere with the RAM.

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11 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

Cooler fans are generally optimized for push so having the fan in pull would likely mean worse performance. The difference is usually small unless the fan has a design that's extremely skewed towards push like the Noctua NF-F12 with its stator guide vanes.

Hmm i see 

 

11 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

One other thing I would add is that you could rotate the cooler so the fan doesn't interfere with the RAM.

I might try that too if it still interfers with the ram(ram is not here yet) , i can put the fan at the bottom side so it pushes air upwards 

Thnx :)

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Depends, for me having A15 on other side (with added padding) didn't change anything.


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