Temperature of Airport Card

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Hestian, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Hestian macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009
    New Imac user since November of 2008---2.66 Ghz , 4 GB memory, 20 inch with a 320mb and a 500mb Time Capsule. Currently have a number of portable phones that causes problems (disconnects the Time Capsule) when I have the Airport card set to 2.4ghz---Tried 4 or 5 different addresses but no effect. Changed to 5 ghz seems no interference from the portable phones but I noticed thru Istat that the temperature of the Airport Card goes up over 60c(seen it as high as 64c) from general 55c or 56c. I know that this is normal but I am looking for some kind of general explanation why the temperature difference.
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    The airport cards tend to get warmer for many reasons:

    1. They tend to be in cramped spaces in the chassis (In my MacBook, i would consider 64 degrees C the Normal temp, currently at 60 and theres snow outside)

    2. They also tend to get really warm while working, I dont know why, but even very basic internet tasks, such as browsing these forums make mine rise to the mid 60s!

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