[24hoursupport] Re: old message

  • From: "samy" <samyci@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 06:34:58 +0200


          this is the message i looked for
          and now i see : i didn't find it
         because it is not in this list's archives          but in YOUR

         Mike                as always               YOU ARE GREAT


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From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002 2:40 AM
Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: old message

> Hi Samy,
> Is this the message you were looking for?
> Don't Lose Your Cooling by Ron Allen
> http://webpages.charter.net/chizotz/cooling.html
> I am a very strong believer in computer cooling. I lost one system
> to heat death when a power supply fan stopped working.
> Never again.
> I mean, that was of the most ridiculous things I have ever had
> happen to me -- losing a $2000 investment because of a $10 fan
> going bad.
> I discovered it by smelling smoke, and almost had the thing
> actually catch on fire and burn the house down on top of losing
> the whole computer system. That was scary.
> It was also embarrassing, since, in ignorance, I allowed it to
> happen in the first place.
> It was very expensive no matter how you cut it.
> What really ticks me off, though, is that computer system
> manufacturers put people in that position deliberately.
> They typically put the absolute minimum amount of cooling
> into a system that they can get away with, and generally they
> use the cheapest possible fans as well. They WANT those
> computers to fail after awhile so the good old consumer can
> perform their primary function and spend more hard-earned
> money sooner rather than later.
> Bah!
> What amazes me most is that I have had trouble convincing some
> people that they should even be concerned about cooling their
> computer systems.
> I have encountered many people who scoff and say I am too
> concerned.
> Their reasoning usually goes that the manufacturer knows best, and
> THEY didn't put all kinds of fans in the system.
> The two most important fans in any system are (1) the CPU fan, and
> (2)
> the power supply fan. If either of these fans go out, you
> ultimately are at risk for an actual fire in your home. Beyond the
> risk of a fire, the CPU fan is the most vital because the CPU is
> most susceptible to heat damage and is very expensive to replace.
> The power supply fan failing can burn up the power supply, but
> power supplies are cheaper at perhaps $50 - $100 replacement
> cost.
> Either of those fans going out can damage the system beyond repair
> though.
> I just can't emphasize enough the importance of keeping your
> computer system properly cooled.
> Here is what I suggest for cooling your PC:
> A good, powerful CPU fan and heat sink A good, powerful power
> supply fan.
> At LEAST one good case fan, preferably two or even more, with at
> least one blowing outside air over the components and at least one
> exhausting air from the case.
> It is best to arrange the case fans so that there is a powered air
> flow as many of the internal components as possible.
> I can highly, highly recommend any of the fans sold by;
> http://www.1coolpc.com/ which is where I buy all of my fans.
> The fans they sell are high-quality and they all come with a 100%
> lifetime warranty.
> They are slightly, but by no means outrageously, more expensive
> than fans you can get elsewhere, but to me the warranty alone
> is well worth a couple of extra dollars. And 1coolpc sells only
> quality fans.
> I've had exactly one fan I bought from them fail, and all I did was
> send an email to them and my replacement was shipped to me
> the very same day, no questions asked and entirely at their expense.
> The owner of the company is Bart Lane, and he works directly with
> you to get you what you need. I am not affiliated with them in
> any way, I am just a very satisfied customer.
> Regardless of where you buy fans, I strongly suggest only buying
> ball-bearing fans. Most fans, especially cheap fans, use sleeve
> bearings that wear out quickly. Ball bearing fans last much, much
> longer on average.
> Here is a page I put together that shows the cooling strategy I
> devised for the last system I built (with pictures).
> http://webpages.charter.net/chizotz/cooling.html
> I also use, and recommend, rounded IDE and floppy drive cables.
> Rounded cables are more flexible and easier to work with, and they
> present a far lower air flow blocking cross section which helps
> keep your system that much cooler.
> You can also buy rounded IDE and floppy cables from 1coolpc.
> Hope this helps,
> Ron
> ~~~~
> From MWN #475
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