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Posted June 27, 2003
Is the 4 pin connector the one that is in the bundle in between the power and the drives? or is it the real small one?
For a slot fan, you don't need an actual pci slot to install it, you just need a pci panel slot on the back of the case which you can remove. The pci slot fan just sets in and then screws on like the pci cards but doesn't need a slot to slip into.
Alrighty. I opened her up and took a look. I plotted where about it would go. I dont have alot of options due to the processor case fan that curves out, the power supply and the drive cage. It will be hitting the PCI cards. I do have more pci panels in the back which would be good enough for a fan but I dont have any more slots. I looked on ebay and figured the pci panel fans wouldnt be any fun or as cheap. Now all Ive got to worry about is power for the fan. Im not exactly sure how to hook it up. I dont know what the cord on the end of the fan would look like since I wont shop for it till tomorrow. On the mobo I found a few things; Wol Con, and THRM. I dont know if a fan could be powered by eiter of those please let me know what they are and if they would work. Then out of the power supply there is a "bundle" of cords. The ones leading to the the cd rom and cd rw have a a lil white thing marked P2. Also coming out of the supply is a smaller group of wires leading to a lil white 4 pin thing. It is marked with P8. Enough info for ya?
Nah pci slot fan would take the fun away. I think Ill take on this project. What should I use to cut the metal?
I ran it. Did everything in the help file step by step. and it cannot get sensors for my mobo. I have talked to severeal comp guys I know and told them what I had in my comp and they said a 2nd cooling fan wouldnt be a bad idea. I think Im gonna do it anyway just to do it. What should I use to cut the metal safely? And where abouts should I put it?
see if you have that checked it will no actually load on the taskbar. having that checked makes it so that if you minimize wmp it will become a mini player instead of a minimized window. I want the mini player to load with start up.
How do I check temps and how do I check power supply?
wow thanks alot. its hould be alot of fun. I love working on my comp. If I had enough money Id buy a build kit. I hear they are quite cheap. SHould I buy more than one fan?
sorry didnt mean to come across as offensive. Im just aggravated with it and the cooling fan deal. Thanks.
just realized my open panel side of the the case lies against a wall. looks like Ill need to modify the placement of my comp.
I would be willing to do that. Would I cut it big enough to fit the fan in the actual casing? or cut holes to mount.
so theres nothin I can do at all? Ill freakin duct tape a fan to the end of my hd and point it towards the pci slots if I have to. This is a good machine that has alot of money put into it.
Cant I put it anywhere at all? I want to avoid overheating.
wmp for xp has a mini player with play functions that acts as a toolbar on your taskbar when wmp is minimized.
If you right click on a shortcut you can tell it to open min max or norm. Ive tried that like said earlier. It just load normally.
Yes when wmp is minimized it becomes its own toolbar. How can I get it to open as the toolbar? It is not in the system tray. It is on the taskbar just as if it were quick launch or something. I dont need a help file that tells me how to get the mini player because I obviously already know that. I want the comp to start up with the mini player in the taskbar as a toolbar.
the front of my comp from what I can see sitting right here without it taken apart has 2 cd drives, a space for another, the area where the hd is, the a drive, a very small empty area and a serial port/usb. Ive looked inside and saw no area to put a fan (availabilty wise or space wise)
I have 2 fans in the back. One is a cooling fan and one is an exhaust. The cooling is right above the exhaust. The mobo is naturally to left (if facing the back of the comp) Thecooling fan curves towards the processor but never really hits anything else. I dont know how exactly to install a fan or place one.
I didnt find it in there. If you can just c&p. Any other suggestions?
I will be shopping for another cooling fan for my HP Pavilion 8570C. I have looked around inside and with only word of mouth to go by I could not find a place where I could put a case fan. Can someone help me with this? Will my comp work better with another fan inside. I have a cdrw cd rom 30gb hd all 4 pci slots filled 381 mb ram and 677 mhz p2. Thanks!
It didnt work. It loaded maximized. Is ther anyway I can fix it the way I want it to?
I think Ive tried that once before and it didnt work. I want to have windows media player for xp to load minimized so that it has that mini player on the taskbar without me having to open the prog and then minimize it. Ill give what you said a shot though.
how do get a prog to open on start up but be minimized?