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Default Overheating? - 11-07-2008, 02:32 AM

I just got one of the CarryMobile cases for my Mini and am worried that it might be limiting airflow. Without a fan to let me know when it's hot, is there anyway to know how hot my mini is?
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Default Re: Overheating? - 11-07-2008, 03:22 AM

Not hot enough to burn hands, that's for sure.
Once shutdown, Mini cools off real quick.
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Default Re: Overheating? - 11-07-2008, 05:02 AM

I accidentally left my Mini in my carrying case for about 40 minutes while still on. (I have sleep mode turned off, so closing the lid just turns the screen off.) When I remembered, I pulled it out and it was only slightly warm.
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Default Re: Overheating? - 11-07-2008, 06:07 AM

There's applications that'll tell you your CPU temp.

I worked my mini pretty hard last night, it got up to about 158 degrees (f)
It doesn't get nearly as hot as my other laptops, and of course it's completely silence which is so nice
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Default Re: Overheating? - 11-07-2008, 02:49 PM

Even when really pushing my Mini 9 it only gets slightly warmer than usual.

My first thought was to prop up the front and allow greater airflow to the bottom vents, but then I realized that the heat sink for the CPU and chipset is that aluminum panel beneath the keyboard and that it wasn't making any real difference.

I've also noticed a ton of stickers inside these things, like underneath the mini PCIe slots. (I have a pretty good idea what goes where at this point.)

I know circuit boards are not heat sinks necessarily, but I removed all of them from within mine anyway just to reduce any insulating effects. One or two were curling up at the corners also, which will definitely impede air flow.

Every little bit helps.

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Default Re: Overheating? - 11-07-2008, 04:24 PM

I have one of those USB powered laptop fan cooling plates. I haven't noticed the mini getting hot, but I figure this can't hurt (they are for sale all over for 10 dollars or less.)

If you go this route, I recommend the following device by belkin:

Rather than hook the plate directly to the Mini (and potentially wear out the Power Supply), get one of these guys... it has two powered USB outlets. I've never seen this feature on a Surge Protector before, very clever.

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