Cooling Systems Installation and Troubleshooting

Installing a CPU fan or case fan is a simple process, and this video will show you how easy it is to select an install a new fan in your computer. We’ll also provide you with some tips for maintaining the proper airflow through your system and where you can find free software monitoring tools to check on the internal temperature of your computer.

4 thoughts on “Cooling Systems Installation and Troubleshooting”

  1. Although this may not really be in the CompTIA A+ requirements, it would be nice if you covered the installation of water cooling systems, what radiators, pumps, reservoirs, etc. are and a typical set up to demonstrate one in action would be nice.

    As an enthusiast, I work in water cooling systems daily, so I know how these things work. Others, though, who aren’t experienced in this types of set ups may be overwhelmed if there comes a time where they’re required to work with one.

    1. Brian –

      I wish I could dive into the details with most of my videos, and it’s sometimes difficult to draw the line when content starts going beyond the scope of the CompTIA requirements. I’m hoping that some day I can do a series that goes beyond the requirements to be more of a “continuing education” series. In the meantime, there’s always Hak5!

  2. Gary from Jamaica

    Hey professor, you didn’t mention fastening the heat sink to the motherboard after applying the paste to the heatsink.

  3. You might want to mention heat rises; therefore, we should try to avoid putting a high heat video card below a network card or any other card. This will cause everything above the hot card to heat up more than normal causing possible damage from heat dissipation from the hotter card.

    Thank you once again for these videos, I see you have started the 700 (2009) series.

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