Subject: Re: Cooling
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 03/29/2001 23:14:53
[ On Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 20:23:35 (-0500), Andy Ball wrote: ]
> Subject: Cooling
> I imagine having the boards vertical assists convection
> cooling, assuming there's free (or forced) airflow from
> below, through the cage, and out the top.  Are cooling
> problems common with 'wide pizza box' machines?

The wide single-slot pizza boxes, like the 3/60 desktop, can have
cooling problems.  The power supply fan draws air in from the bottom of
the far side of the chassis, across the board, through the PS, and
forces it down out the bottom of the fan opening.  My original desktop
3/60 eventually toasted itself because I couldn't keep the air flowing
freely enough (and my old office often got quite warm).

(actually I should try the board in a 12-slot to see if it's just the PS
that went dead....)

> The 3/260's a 12 slot case isn't it?  No shortage of air
> space in that one then!  :-)

and with a total of nine fans howling away....   :-)

							Greg A. Woods

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