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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
10-16-2009, 06:48 PM
The problem is, you cannot just put a fan in and expect it to solve all of the problems.
Even if you find somewhere where the fan will fit, it will be useless unless you find a way to also channel the heat and put the fan to use. This means you would need to find a way to direct the heat out of the netbook in some way, whether it be a vent on the sides, back, front, bottom... wherever.
Simply placing a fan in the Mini will not produce enough airflow to matter... you would need to do other work with copper heat pipes and heatsinks to make this effective. (in my opinion).
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Join Date: Sep 2009
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10-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Here's the passive heat dissipation mod in it's most basic form. It makes use of heat-transferring material from a video card to make more contact with the copper plate that sits in the bottom of the plastics. Ideally, the contact with the copper helps to dissipate the heat more readily than by air alone.
The bare RAM:
The material on the RAM (it has enough of a stickiness to adhere to the RAM for the flip into place):
The copper plate in the bottom of the case:
I'm still hunting for a fan (man, there's not a lot of space in the case...).
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