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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: FYI: Case Mods
From: Michael Moore <mrmoore@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 16:15:37 -0500
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CPU's didn't get near as hot; but, hard drives produced massive amounts 
of heat.  Many years ago I assembled a 286megaherz computer with a 410 
megabyte harddrive. The hard drive ran so hot that it would heat up the 
ram memory causing the whole computer to lock up after about an hour and 
a half of use.  So, I cut a hole in the top of the case and mounted a 
fan and it never locked up again.  Also, it doubled as a nice little 
office heater in the winter time.

Those old hard drives were hot.  They would burn your fingers.

Anne McCadden wrote:

>I have always wondered that also.  The engineers know that heat rises, 
>thus vent the top of the case.  duh???
>Years ago, CPU's didn't get near as hot as what they do now and most 
>people only had the computer on for a couple of hours at a time when 
>they are using them.  Customers also use the top of the pc to put their 
>glass of ice tea or whatever favorite beverage of choice is, and some 
>would accidentially spill into the vents or fans in the top of the case 
>if they had them.  Others put their scanner or external zip drive, ditto 
>drive or CD-RW on top of the pc so that it doesn't clutter up their 
>desktop.  A scanner on to of the pc isn't a steady enough surface and 
>tends to make the scanned image too fuzzy, but it is an interesting 
>effect if that is what you like.  
>David Carmichael wrote:

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