i had my comp apart yesterday and was lookin at the heatsink and decided to see how loud just the 80mm fan was so i unplugged everything from the computer (fans hard drives etc.) except the cpu fan and power supply and started up and the fan was quiet.
i felt to see how much it blows but when feeling teh heatsink i feel NO air coming out of the fins...
i felt the top of my fan and feel that the air is coming out the top instead of sucking in so i thought boy am i dumb i put it on backwards. so i undo the fan and go to switch it then i thoguht maybe i should make sure before i attach it again so i sarted computer and feel and teh air is going the right way.
so why when i put on teh heatsink does the air go backwards. I think that if i fix this i could probably get my temp down another degree or two from the 39 it's sittin at now.
any thoughts? i think the fins of my heatsink are too close together so the air can't get through or something.