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I have a Linksys WRT-54G that I am running DD-WRT on and it seems to be getting very hot. I have drilled the holes out to allow for a bit more airflow any may add a fan later, but I have 2 cheap aluminum heat sinks (these) that I can apply, just not sure exactly where I should apply the 2 I have (I have more coming).
I am thinking 1, 2, or 3 would be most important, but which 2 first? # 2 is the Broadcom chip, so I am pretty sure that one, and # 3 says Samsung, so I am guessing that is the momory?
Should I bother with 4,5 and 6?



Edited by blupupher - 1/10/10 at 7:30pm
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post #2 of 6
It looks like 2 and 3 would need cooling the most. 1 looks like a ram/flash chip.
post #3 of 6
This thread my be of some use to you: http://www.overclock.net/other-hardw...g-fan-mod.html

I would agree that 2 & 3 need cooling the most.

Remember, you do need to get the heat out (that's why air circulation might give you better results).
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Yea, I have put a fan on another router before, but I was having to reset that weekly since it was so hot because it sat in a small closet with no airflow.
This one sits on top of a desk shelf with decent airflow (ceiling fan always on and such).

I did put it on 2 and 3, and when the rest come in, I will put one on # 3.
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Another tip is to enlarge or remove the plastic vent.

I removed the bottom vent since there's no increased risk in damaging the router.
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Duckie, I did that on another router (removed the bottom vent). This one I just drilled all the holes larger.

I have not had a problem with this one (yet) so this is more per-emptive than anything.

Ignore this pic, it is for another post.



Edited by blupupher - 2/3/11 at 7:02pm
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