Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic
Are those the little vram heatsinks people use on their video cards?
Just curious. Perhaps some larger ones could be used? Maybe I could order some bigger ones. And how exactly did you connect them? When I first noticed how warm this thing runs, I was thinking of building a little fan base for it to sit on. Sort of like those powered laptop bases, only smaller. It should work pretty good due to all those holes it has in the bottom. The fans would just blow the air up through the bottom holes and out the top ones. It was getting warm enough as to make me wonder if that metal top piece was the heatsink lol.
Of course you'd have to use some of those lower CFM, low decibel fans so you don't have to sit there and listen to fans blowing.
Yeah GPU memory heatsinks. I had them laying around, but you can buy bigger ones.
But it is solid copper, and does a decent job at keeping the temp down. I would buy bigger heatsinks if I didn't already have these. They just stick on with their double sided thermal tape.
Considering that Overheating is one of the biggest complaints about the router, Nothing wrong with trying to keep it cool.
The case is pretty easy to open. The 4 Phillips screws are under the feet, on the bottom of the router. After removing the screws, just take a flat head and guide it around the edges of the case to pop it off.
Also that silver on the top of the router is just thick plastic. it has a few vent holes on the top, but they don't do jack.
The 5GHZ card is the one with the antenna's connected to it. Next to it is the 2.4ghz chip, which I also put a heatsink on. I also put a couple over where the CPU is, on top of the shield. Not sure how good the contact is, but that chip didn't get hot in the first place.