[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation
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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