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Old December 10, 2009, 12:22 AM
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A HAF 922 has an exhaust fan on top and on the back of the case.. I would suggest you try both methods and use the one that works out best in your case.. Both ways hot air will escape.. Plus these Phenom's don't run as hot as the Core i7's.. Usually (and it's not the best) but the most suggested or used method is East-West, although I've seen many North-South orientations too.. As I said, the only real way to know is to try both, try both on a good 4-8hr cpu stress test, and them compare the load temps to see what works better, idle temps should be looked, but load is all that matters.. That's my 2 cents..
You are correct in that they don't run as hot as the i7s, but they're also a lot more sensitive to high(er) temps when it comes to overclocking them, and it seems like the latest batches of 955s (I've got two of them) run excessively hot (right on the edge with stock cooling) so a couple of degrees either way might make a big difference.
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