Previously I mentioned that the Jukebox was running a little warm when fanless, 80 degrees C in fact which is 5 degrees short of the thermal specs!  A fan was added (fan noise = evil) as a temporary solution and brought the temperature down to a more respectable 40 degrees.

I decided that more air flow meant less heat, convection currents work pretty well in nature so why not my Media Centre?  Before and after shots are below,



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Simple and hopefully effective too, half an hour into some HD content that is nailing both CPU and GPU the temperature is only 60 degrees C.  Not exactly a cool runner though a lot cooler than before and enough for my liking.  A little extra heat is a low price to pay for no fans.