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Worth it to reorient my CPU HSF?

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1 year ago#1
When I first built my computer I oriented the CPU cooler incorrectly. It blows air out of the top of the case. It seems to work ok, my temperatures are really good and I have a 200mm exhaust on the top so the flow makes sense. Lately, however, I've noticed a rattle and I think my CPU fan is causing it. I feel that reorienting it would likely remedy the issue, but idk if the benefit would outweigh the risk of possibly damaging my CPU.

Thoughts?
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1 year ago#2
If it's rattling and you don't remount it, it will cause way more problems down the road.
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1 year ago#3
Sleeve bearing fans wear out faster when horizontal.
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1 year ago#4
Cool thanks guys, will fix it.
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