[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jun 23 17:23:31 UTC 2009

Simon Hobson wrote:
 > With the original
> Mac, they managed to make it fanless by putting the power supply (and 
> video board) vertically up one side - so the heat it produced generated 
> convection and drew cooler air in the vents on the other side of the 
> case and across the logic board.

I had one of those "toaster Macs."  The convection cooling didn't turn 
out to be a good idea; the analog board tended to develop bad solder 
joints from the heat.  There was an aftermarket fan available for them 
to fix the problem.

SparcStation SLCs were also convection-cooled and had similar heating 
problems.  They tended to cook the electrolytic caps on some of the boards.

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