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Old 07 September 2014, 20:42   #1
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Mini heatsyncs on chips of Amiga board?

Hi,

I have seen some pics of Amiga boards with little mini heatsyncs added on some chips (cant remember which ones).

I have some of these leftover from years back when I used to refurb 360 consoles (Used to use them on RAM/ANA etc).

I was just curious on if any of you used these on Amiga, whether they are needed or do any good/potentially or just placebo? And if so which chips do you recommend?

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Old 08 September 2014, 05:01   #2
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Run it carefully with the top off and see what gets hot. Sometimes old PALs or other chips get hot to the touch. No need cooling off a dead cold IC.
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Old 08 September 2014, 19:36   #3
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Kippers 608 board generates a lot of heat...
I was thinking heat sinks / fan might be needed
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Old 08 September 2014, 19:42   #4
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Kippers 608 board generates a lot of heat...
It shouldn't!! The CPLD on board is a relatively modern one being clocked at a very slow clock rate. It should generate little or no heat.

All I can think of is the heat must be from the 68000 below and be some sort of ventilation problem?
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Well it does not work with Whdload
and so he is sending a replacement
So perhaps that is another symptom
of it being faulty ?
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Old 08 September 2014, 19:55   #6
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Run it carefully with the top off and see what gets hot. Sometimes old PALs or other chips get hot to the touch. No need cooling off a dead cold IC.
It's more of a pre-emptive action really. Just wanting to give it best possible chance of surviving even longer then it already has
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