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  • Cooling Fans for Overheating issues

    Anyone have any knowledge or experience using amplifier cooling fans to help cool their computer. I have comp mounted in the trunk and have started experiencing overheating issues with the hotter weather. I've found some amp fans such as

    http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S..._by/sell_price


    Not going with this exact one, but something along the lines. Any input would be great. Being that my trunk hold the computer and two other amps adding an extra compu fan only i don't think would be sufficient. My goal is to have the whole trunk have better ventalation and circulation of air.


    Thanks,
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...06-vw-gti.html

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  • #2
    I had over-heating issues when my last system was in the trunk as well. that's one of the reasons I designed my new setup with the PC under the passenger seat.

    fans will certainly help, but as long as all of the air in your trunk is hot then that fan will just be blowing the hot air around.

    you need a fan to suck in cooler air from the passenger cabin or exhaust the hot air from the trunk (or both). most cars have exhaust vents somewhere in the trunk body panels. if you pull up the carpeting in your trunk you might find the exhaust vents. maybe you could mount a fan on inside of the vents to blow the hot air out of the trunk.

    good luck
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    • #3
      Originally posted by FusionFanatic View Post
      I had over-heating issues when my last system was in the trunk as well. that's one of the reasons I designed my new setup with the PC under the passenger seat.

      fans will certainly help, but as long as all of the air in your trunk is hot then that fan will just be blowing the hot air around.

      you need a fan to suck in cooler air from the passenger cabin or exhaust the hot air from the trunk (or both). most cars have exhaust vents somewhere in the trunk body panels. if you pull up the carpeting in your trunk you might find the exhaust vents. maybe you could mount a fan on inside of the vents to blow the hot air out of the trunk.

      good luck
      It is a hatchback I was thinking to mount two fans on the removable hatch on opposite sides of the car. One to suck and one to push air into the trunk. then a miny fan to circuilate air into the back of the comp case.
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...06-vw-gti.html

      Snowperformance.net
      vwvortex.com

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      • #4
        No overheating issues here!





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        • #5
          Originally posted by WuNgUn View Post
          No overheating issues here!
          WOW.. Big but cool. (cool in both ways) ie: Man thats cool & I bet it stays cool.

          My PC sits where the factory radio was. Ive always got the A/C on so it sort of gets "radiant cooling" from the A/C system.

          It probably would get "radiant heat" in the winter but I barely run the heater because I like it COLD:

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