CPU Cooling Fans

In order to develop the best approach to preventing a computer processor from overheating, it is highly recommended that any prospective buyer of CPU cooling fans briefly review the various options available on the market today. In addition to finding the right fan for one's CPU cooling requirements, issues of importance such as how to install the fan - or fans - and how best to reduce the level of noise that they produce must be addressed.

One rule of thumb for noise reduction has it that the bigger the fan is the better. That's because larger CPU cooling fans achieve the most effective cooling for the amount of noise they produce. While a small fan may seem quiet, it is probably not suitable for the cooling needs of the CPU. Instead of doubling the number of small fans, it is best to install a single, bigger fan that cools much better overall.

Another way to reduce fan noise and increase the electronic component's longevity is through the application of a balancing strategy. By placing small weights inside the component, a few fan manufacturers have been able to develop superior quality products. The way it works is through a relatively expensive process of attaching weights around the fan hub and thereby possibly decreasing the level of noise-filled wear and tear over the fan's lifespan.

Choosing which type of fan to use is another important decision that must be made. For CPU cooling, the use of "blowers" - also known as radial fans -is ideal. A radial fan is the alternative to the normal fan. Designed to streamline air for targeted, forceful airflow by condensing a large intake area into a small output space, blowers have proven useful for small space cooling as well as for CPU's. Indeed, most CPU's are cooled by blowers, and if the processor is housed in a notebook PC, there is no question that the right kind of fan to use will be a blower.