System Fan - Cooling Fan Application - Other Purposes

Other Purposes

Fans are, less commonly, used for other purposes such as:

  • PCI slot fan: A fan mounted in one of the PCI slots, usually to supply additional cooling to the PCI and/or graphics cards.
  • Hard disk fan: A fan mounted next to or on a hard disk drive. This may be desirable on faster-spinning hard disks with greater heat production. As of 2011 less expensive drives rotated at speeds up to 7,200 RPM; 10,000 and 15,000 RPM drives were available but generated more heat.
  • CD burner fan: Some internal CD and/or DVD burners included cooling fans.
  • Memory fan: Modern computer memory can generate enough heat, especially when overclocked, that active cooling may be necessary, usually in the form of small fans positioned above the memory chips.

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