The radiator of the heat pipe, which is responsible for heat dissipation. The fan is tuned to the system and circulates the air.
In practice, the Shuttle system proves comfortable to work with. In the lab, we put the mini-PC through rigorous tests, including a CPU stress-test that consisted of 40 hours of continuous operation under a full load. Furthermore, we used the PC for one week of video editing with Adobe Premiere. The mini-PC passed these tests without any problems, although with a moderate temperature increase: the internal temperature reached 45 to 50 degrees Celsius. The actual heat dissipation is handled by the effective heat pipe, which is attached to a fan with a regulated rotation speed. On the power supply is a second fan, which hardly makes any noise. Shuttle does not include other fans, since components such as graphics, sound, network and FireWire chips are integrated on the motherboard.
The fans of the heat pipe.
Rear view: the mini-PC with the heat pipe and fan.
- A New Trend: Compact Mini-PCs For AMD Athlon
- Features: A Barebone System Without A CPU
- Installing The Components
- Installing The Components, Continued
- The Makings Of A Hit: TV Playback From DVD & DivX Movies
- The Makings Of A Hit: TV Playback From DVD & DivX Movies, Continued
- Connections Galore: USB 2.0 And Fire Wire
- Quiet Operation With The Heat Pipe System
- Quiet Operation With The Heat Pipe System, Continued
- How The Heat Pipe Works
- The mini-PC improves the ergonomics at the workplace.