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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:31 PM   #26
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A fan would introduce more noise, which I think is why they want to cool down their minis (because the fans are running constantly). What would probably work, although I don't know the technical name for them, are those inserts that you see in hot/cold coolers that either keep picnic food hot or cold. Placing one of those on the mini should absorb the heat like a sponge, especially if you cooled it ahead of time. That would be noiseless and functional.
Tec's or pelitiers are not the answer!
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Tec's or pelitiers are not the answer!
What's a 'pelitier'?
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What's a 'pelitier'?
Tec's or pelitiers as there known are thermoelectric coolers. When a current is passed through them heat is moved from one side to the other giving you an extremely hot side and a very cold side. Good in theory but for computer use condensation issues crop up.
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When a current is passed through them heat is moved from one side to the other giving you an extremely hot side and a very cold side.
Ah yes, that's how heated and cooled car seats work
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I was thinking about doing something similar... but I'm not sure if I'm having heat issues to be honest. I have the i7 2.3 and I never hear the fans unless I am using Handbrake and I figure that's a non-issue.
It's normal. The reason that drove me to do this is a normal behavior too. I just wanted to let my CPU run cooler and, mainly, get much lower fan speeds and therefore less noise.

This fan is like a jumbo at 5500rpm, lol
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