[mythtv-users] ION boards, 230 vs 330, fans?

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Mon Nov 30 04:44:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 11/29/2009 22:53, Bill Williamson wrote:
>> Do ALL of the 330 (dual core) based IONs have fans, or is it just an
>> indicator that they might?
>> The one I'm specifically interested in is this one:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173001&cm_re=ion_nvidia-_-56-173-001-_-Product
> The only way an ION system could be fanless is if it were built into a case
> that functions as a large external heatsink.  You're simply not going to get
> sufficient airflow through passive convection to cool them to a stable
> temperature otherwise.  It's got nothing to do with single or dual core, as
> the system will be running at several times the power consumption of either
> chip on its own.

As far as I know ALL of the atom 230 based ION systems (fully prebuilt
or barebones) are fanless, hence the question about this 330 based

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