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Default 07-20-2009, 11:01 AM

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the 10v vents from the bottom, it is silent as well no beeps
Yo could probably vent the Mini 9 from the bottom aswell if you turned it upside down, although due to its anatomy the CPU probably wouldn;t benefit much,


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Default 07-20-2009, 01:03 PM

For the record, I've had my A90 running all day (18 hours at this point, it's not likely to get any warmer), right side up with the lid down, awake and at 1.6 GHz. It feels a bit warm on the lid, and very warm on the bottom, bit it's working just fine. Was on a table in an air conditioned room.


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Default 07-20-2009, 04:04 PM

The CPU and chipset is cooled by contact with a metal plate under the keyboard. They don't get much if any benefit from the vents on the bottom, which are more useful for the memory, SSD and wireless adapter.


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Default 07-21-2009, 04:07 AM

True, but still ventilation is needed for the heat buildup to be circulated out, not all heat come from the CPU and chipset.


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Default 07-21-2009, 04:16 AM

I can tell you that the heat diff between the Mini9 & Mini10 is very drastic when running in clamshell mode. In the time it took to ghost my daughter's Mini10 (@2Hrs damn the stock HDD is slow!) the Mini10 gets much warmer than my Mini9 ever does. Again, although the magnesium bottom is very warm on the Mini10 after ghosting for couple hours, no issues booting into Vista and no hiccups during the ghosting!

Just wouldn't recommend continously running the Mini10 like I can get away with doing on the Mini9 since the Mini9's heat seems much more forgiving...


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Default 07-21-2009, 02:57 PM

After once again leaving my A90 shut for 18 hours, it is still noticably very warm, however the bottom is warmer than the keyboard. Apparently the mini 9 just plain produces less heat than will naturally dissipate through the plastic and the bottom vents.


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Default Easy way to silence? - 07-30-2009, 12:41 AM

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Are the speakers in the screen panel the only ones (or does the motherboard its self have a small speaker for beeps?) - maybe I could disconnect those if I really need to be sure ?
Richard,

Couldn't you just clip the wire on a cheap pair of 3.5mm earbuds and plug that in to disable those speakers?

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Default 07-30-2009, 06:18 PM

Yes you can.

I did this years ago to kill the sound of my dial-up modem moaning and groaning when dialing. It is still pluged into that modem....which I don't use, however have it as a backup
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