Open Expansion Card Slots for Cooling

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    • #183016
      gustebeast
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      I have my H9000 mounted without any space above or below, and am a bit worried about thermals. Would it help if I were to unscrew the plates covering up the expansion card slots? Or would that be worse for dust getting into the unit.

    • #183019
      chriscarter
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      Same here, I have two spare slots and have thought about this. I wonder if it would be possible to put a mesh plate in place of the standard blanking plate?

    • #183022
      tbskoglund
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      Eventide Staff

      The H9000 is designed with ventilation from the sides of the unit, and the fan helps regulate the temperature. As long as the sides of the unit are not blocked, there is nothing to worry about if you have no space above/below. I don’t think airflow from the expansion card slots would make much of a difference since there are already openings on both sides of the unit.

    • #183023
      chriscarter
      Participant

      The sides of ours are clear so that’s good to know, thanks.

    • #183231
      joeydego
      Participant

      Also sounds like a way to get excess dust or pests crawling in. Creating gaping holes in the chassis this way may also reduce whatever positive airflow was designed with the fan, actually reducing the amount of heat removed from the unit. I wouldn’t do this.

    • #183251
      kims
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      I changed my fan to a faster one on my M5000

      I am much more worried about the display longevity on H9000

      As an example seek the info on H3000, the customers had to change their display in about 2007

    • #183255
      gustebeast
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      My H9000 basically had no room on it’s side so it was getting quite hot. I cut a hole in the side of my travel case and now it’s running nice and cool.

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