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.Hack
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2005-01-11, 20:26

I just wanted to know if anyone thinks that the mac mini will/ does have overheating issues. I know the G4 cube had a similar problem and this new mac is pretty damn small so, yeah. what do ya'll think?
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2005-01-11, 20:29

Although we're providing speculation, this is technically about a released Apple product. As such, this is being moved to the "Apple Products" forum.
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.Hack
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2005-01-11, 20:42

oooooh, ok. thank ya much! anyways, back to the topic.... does anyone have any ideas?
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Wraven
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2005-01-11, 20:44

.Hack,
I would imagine not - you probably just need to have it in a reasonably cool / air flowed area (i.e. not inside a shoebox). Since they will probably sell a million of these things and have been working on it for a while, I'm sure they made sure heat would not be an issue with reasonable use / environmental conditions.

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Wraven
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NeverFade
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2005-01-11, 23:28

they already had the G4 in a cube, and they have the G4 in powerbooks, so my feeling here is NO.
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BlueRabbit
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2005-01-11, 23:50

I doubt the Mac mini will have overheating problems. It has a pretty big fan vent on the back, and plus, the G4 shouldn't be too hot. Oh, and the Cube didn't have any overheating problems. It was super-awesome.
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2005-01-12, 00:13

I sure hope not. .. . and the way it looks... rev.b of the Mac mini will scale much higher then just 1.42 Ghz. With all the work that Moto spinoff is doing on the G4 I can't wait to see rev.b.

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2005-01-12, 00:18

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Oh, and the Cube didn't have any overheating problems. It was super-awesome.
Right. Its very toasty in there, especially in the video card cavity with a GeForce 3 in there! But mine has worked well since I purchased it days after it was discontinued.

I'm hoping the fan (40mm ?) will be near silent but I'll give everyone a full acoustic report once ours ships (Mom's new machine).

Oh, and since this is basically an iBook in a thicker case I wouldn't see how there would be overheat problems.

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MacRGood4U
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2005-01-12, 07:29

The power supply is in a brick (almost as big as the mini!) just like the Cube. There will be no heating issues.
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adam_tj
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2005-01-13, 05:38

Hopefully next release the PS can go in the machine.

Also, why isnt the video card on an AGP card??? That wouldve sold like hotcakes with a better video card.
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2005-01-13, 11:29

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Also, why isnt the video card on an AGP card??? That wouldve sold like hotcakes with a better video card.
Probably because Apple engineers started off with the smallest components available and worked their way larger rather than start with a large computer and shrink it.
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2005-01-13, 18:04

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Hopefully next release the PS can go in the machine.
It better not be. Won't be a mini anymore at that point. I have so many devices at this point with external bricks it doesn't matter anymore. Any SFF affectionado will tell you the external brick is all but required.

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