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Default 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-01-2009, 04:09 PM

Anyone who upgraded to a wireless n card notice significant internal temp increase around the wifi card area?

Prior to upgrading my card, I was running my original STEC 8gb SSD with Kingston HyperX 2GB memory and stock wireless g card. The temps were quite good imo for a fanless netbook.

After the upgrade to the Apple Airport Extreme card MA688Z/B, my netbook gets hot when I have the wireless card powered on and really hot when I am surfing the internet. I have not noticed any display or hardware issues yet after using the card for hours at a time, but I also try to limit my internet activity time length by powering the wireless card off periodically with Aircraft Manager in Ubuntu 9.04.

Anybody else having or have had a similar experience after upgrading to a 802.11n wireless card?
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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-01-2009, 07:20 PM

watching hulu, high temperatures sucks! :x

my record is 78┬░C :mrgreen:

but is not just the wifi card, my runcore and my ram memory gets a lot of heat too :?


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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-01-2009, 07:35 PM

Mines seems to be cooking as well! Fitted an Apple n card


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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-01-2009, 07:36 PM

damn. now i have to reconsider before i pull the trigger and buy the wifi n card.
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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-01-2009, 08:58 PM

I don't notice a heat problem with an Intel 5300. I have taken some readings with an IR thermometer and they're not unusually warm. My RunCore SSD is warm but not hot.


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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-01-2009, 09:19 PM

check temps with CPUID hardware monitor when watching hulu


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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-02-2009, 02:06 PM

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I don't notice a heat problem with an Intel 5300. I have taken some readings with an IR thermometer and they're not unusually warm. My RunCore SSD is warm but not hot.
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i think its the bluetooth that makes mine heat up


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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-04-2009, 03:01 AM

Well a big factor in getting the Mini 9 was it's silent nature (aka no internal fan). If I keep the Apple wireless n card, I will need to get a laptop cooler which kind of negates the whole deal. I may just sell my Apple card and get the Dell 1505 since others in this forum have posted the 1505 runs cooler. The 1505 cards are going to like $40 on eBay currently.
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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-04-2009, 07:22 PM

I just downloaded Coolbook to test my temps. With my Apple draft-N card in the temp was 68 to 70C, I shut down, reverted back to the factory b/g card and am running at 56C currently. I notice a big leap in temp with the N card, so thought I'd check and it was indeed a jump.

I've ordered a Dell 1505 so will check what the temps look like with that.

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Default Re: 802.11n upgrade heat issue - 05-04-2009, 07:27 PM

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I just downloaded Coolbook to test my temps. With my Apple draft-N card in the temp was 68 to 70C, I shut down, reverted back to the factory b/g card and am running at 56C currently. I notice a big leap in temp with the N card, so thought I'd check and it was indeed a jump.

I've ordered a Dell 1505 so will check what the temps look like with that.

Jeff
Let me know what the final verdict/result is on the Dell 1505 then. I'd like to see the temp difference between the Dell 1505 and Apple draft-N card. Looking forward to your future post.
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