definatly have heat issue, also have silicone encapsulant
Everything works fine except when the car has been sitting in the sun. Location= Raleigh, NC
The failure always presents itself as a hung BIOS screen. Eventually it will boot up maybe 10 minutes later. The hard drive is spinning but nothing is booting. Power is clearly getting to all the components. I have an unorthodox setup with most of my components exposed. (my budget was and still is very small) The motherboard is a foxconn 45CSX which is an atom 330 board. PS is OPUS 150 watts. OS is Windows 7. My commute is very short so having this issue is very annoying. Will getting an SSD solve my problem, or could it be something to do with the motherboard? I have this stuff called sylgard 164, which is a silicone elastomer, which is supposed to shield electronics from the environment including temperature and vibration. Has anybody messed with encapsulants/pottants. my buddy received the stuff in error from dow corning and nobody in his lab wanted it so he gave it to me, due to my mad science predilictions.
this is what I got for free
and I have a picture of what my setup looks like. I have since taken off the rubber jacket and rolled it up and put it between the screen door handle and the top of the hard drive to no avail. (i found a non right angle sata to molex. yay) I am going to put the drive in this enclosure i got now that i can fit the sata cable in it....see if that works before i try anything crazy with silicone. :ohwell: