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Postby donald » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:15 am

I thought this would be a good place to post this. Is there any way to set up a case fan to run while the pc is off, to help cool it more? Attatch a switch to it and the turn it off by the switch?
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Postby DAVE1 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:36 am

why would you want to do that fans only last so long
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Postby donald » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:42 am

I just want to keep everything as cool as possible. I want to eventually overclock my 6600gt agp. I get small glitches and I would slow down a little and I want it to run smooter.
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Postby scottla » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:49 pm

From a thermal dynamics point of view, you'd probably be better off keeping things WARMER while the PC isn't in use as component failures are rarely due to sustained heat, but rather due to temp changes. Materials cool at different rates and contraction of one component faster can cause stress points that fail. Also, when things rapidly heat up from cold, then go to cold again, materials fatigue. This fatigue also causes failure over time.
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Postby Twisty » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:05 am

You could run a fan off the standby voltage, have to be very careful about overloading it though.

IMHO this would be pointless, fans just move air, if your computer is not producing heat then fans will not make it any cooler. The end result would be your computer running WARMER becasue it would get more dust building up inside.
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