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  • Intel Atom w/o fan, possible?

    I was wondering anybody tried used a big heatsink and without fan? I'm interested in the single core N230 CU board.

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    they do have fanless atom boards(i am pretty sure that gigabyte, intel, and zotac all have models).

    otherwise, there was this thread on using a commell board:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fabr...ease-help.html

    i really prefer forced air methods though-- i just haven't been convinced that passive heat transfer solutions are the best in a car on a hot day..
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    • #3
      the fan is usually on the chipset on the intel atom boards thats what heats up more

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      • #4
        I will use case fan(s), but I'm thinking that I will have to many and it'll be to noisy.
        right now I have transfered the existing heatsink w/fan(40mm) from the northgate cpu to the Atom cpu(doesn't have one from factory), and I added a Pentium III heatsink w/fan(60mm) to the northgate cpu.
        the D410 doesn't have one, but maybe has less consumption then mine. I will have to look it up.

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        • #5
          i have a zotac ion (see my sig for model) running fanless in a VoomPC 2 case with two small low power case fans. even in the summer it works fine.
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          • #6
            what temperatures do you have?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SNOtwistR View Post
              the fan is usually on the chipset on the intel atom boards thats what heats up more
              yes, the cpu has(had) a very small heat sink only.

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              • #8
                somewhere I could buy a heat sink like the Ion board has? I would give it a try.

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                • #9
                  found this, what do you think about this?
                  not sure about the hight(81mm is the hight?) and if it would work inside the dashboard?
                  http://www.klopfenstein.net/lorenz.a...atom-d945gclf2

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                  • #10
                    My Foxconn 45CSX comes totally fanless and works fine in the trunk all summer. Its an atom 330 board with a GMA945 graphics.

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                    • #11
                      pinetrail based atoms should all work in fanless configurations with a big enough heatsink. The chipset is a much improved, lower-power chipset unlike the ones in the 230/330 Atoms.

                      That said, my zotac ion/atom 330 had the option to go fanless. I put the fan on anyway just for fun.
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                      • #12
                        Just to add my 2 cents, Zotac do some ION Atoms that will run fanless... however I chose one that needed a fan as I wasnt worried about space requirements

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                        • #13
                          I have a Fanless Atom D510

                          Yes there are some great boards out there. ill be updating my build post probably tomorrow. I have an intel Atom D510 board linked below in a M350 Mini ITX enclosure. it runs very cool 42C in the summer in Texas. All i have is 1 10mm case fan.

                          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153176

                          http://www.mini-box.com/M350-univers...-itx-enclosure
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                          • #14
                            yes a know that hardware, but I'm trying to squiz a small amp(maybe amp9), hd radio adapter in there also with some shelves between them.
                            rigtht now everything it's below 48c, but the box it's open. cpu it's 14-22c with the nortridge heatsink and fan.

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