[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jun 23 17:42:43 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 23 June 2009 11:23:31 David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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.

Were those the ones with the CPU board built into a monitor? I recall several 
of those being tossed as "old monitors", when I came along and asked where 
the computers were.

They certainly did run hot as I recall.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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