install this thing you shut-down the computer, as you must when
installing any fan. Then I unscrewed one the plates that was
a slot away from my modem. The modem is the last thing plugged
into my motherboard. After that I just plugged the connector
into the hdd connector(any power source will be fine though).
Once I finished that I screwed the plate in that has the connector
that the monitor plugs into. After that I set the monitor cooler
on the hottest part of my monitor, plugged it in and booted
up the computer. That is the installation. There were some instructions
included but I didnít feel that any were needed. I mean no one
that doesnít know anything about computers is going to try and
install this fan.
first I was going to try and drag this review out by blabbering
on meaninglessly, but I decided against that. This will be one
of my shorter reviews, but it will be straight and to the point.
The things that I will cover in the following paragraphs are
cooling effect, noise, and durability. And I will cover them
in that order.
The first and one of the most important things, how well it
cools. To find out how effective this cooler was I did the following.
I measured the temp of the monitor with out the cooler, and
then I measured it again once the cooler was on it for a few
hrs. I waited a few hrs. to make sure the cooler had time to
take maximum effect. Test results will not be the same with
any 2 monitors and mine is by the window so the sun makes it
hotter. The temperature of my monitor without the cooler was
104 degrees Fahrenheit. That was much hotter than I thought
it would be. With the 3dcool.com monitor cooler the temperature
dropped to around 83F. It has stayed around there for all times
of the day for a few weeks. Not bad at all, a 21 degree F drop
in temperature. The only thing is that it claims a 30F drop
in temperature on the box. In a cool environment I think this
would be possible, so they are not making any unreal claims.