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when i say hot im talking too hot to touch the chip in it for more than 1 second without a burn. is that normal, should i leave the chipset cooler i put on it alone or take it off?
Edited by philhalo66 - 3/16/11 at 8:58pm
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So let me get this right, you removed the chipset cooler and you're surprised that it's getting hot....

Put the chipset cooler back on.
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some of them get hot. i know i had a 1st gen WRT54G that got really hot and it eventually died. now i have a WRT54G with the gain turned up and i keep a small fan on it.

my DIR-655 gets uncomfortable to the touch, but no where near burning
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Originally Posted by burksdb;12761963 
some of them get hot. i know i had a 1st gen WRT54G that got really hot and it eventually died. now i have a WRT54G with the gain turned up and i keep a small fan on it.

my DIR-655 gets uncomfortable to the touch, but no where near burning

hmm okay thanks

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Originally Posted by compuman145;12761897 
So let me get this right, you removed the chipset cooler and you're surprised that it's getting hot....

Put the chipset cooler back on.

it never had one till i put one on
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;12761795 
when i say hot im talking too hot to touch the chip in it for more than 1 second without a burn. is that normal, should i leave the chipset cooler on it?

Indicative of it having a cooler in the first place.
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Originally Posted by compuman145;12762031 
Indicative of it having a cooler in the first place.

are you not able to read? i did not have one before i bought an nvidia SB cooler and put it on there
read the second post i made
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post #7 of 8
i have a wrt54g v5, i put an old nb heatsink on it with no fan
at 45mw it gets warm not hot
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my wrt54g gets very hot.
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