YES 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 newsletter Mike as always YOU ARE GREAT samy -- --- Original Message ----- 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 > The Yahoo archives for my newsletter are public, you do not > need to be a member of Yahoo to read or search them. > > Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. > Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page > http://www3.telus.net/mikebike > <mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe > See my Anti-Virus pages ~ http://virusinfo.hackfix.org - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.