Hi, so I bought one of those mobile internet thingies and the USB stick gets REALLY hot after awhile. It was pretty expensive, so I wonder if there's anything wrong with my computer, or a hardware problem in the stick itself?
well if you own it after so long with a contract open it up add a heatsink with sticky thermal adhesive and close it up with a hole cut into the plastic body. or just drill holes into the plastic when u get it off for air venting.
Modern flash drives and even some wireless adapters/modems can run a tad hot. You have to keep in mind though that even 50-60C and even upwards of 70-80C is fine for it run at but feels hot to the touch for most people. (Considering 60C is 140F)
I'd have enjoyed seeing you touch my GTX580's backplate while it was clocking ~87c in summer (max safe rated 105-110c)
Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane Core (the old K8), 165f ................ and it ran stable. When I pulled it apart after I did my new build, the T.I.M. had fused the CPU to the heatsink, had to soak it with rubbing alcohol to pry it apart.
On topic: I've got a few WiFi USB dongles laying around the house that run pretty hot, enough to where you can touch them but you dont wanna hold them for long.
Last edited by at05gt; 2013-01-06 at 03:54 AM.
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Originally Posted by noteworthynerd
But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?