In article <mailman.10878.1402242019.18130.python-l...@python.org>,
Gene Heskett <ghesk...@wdtv.com> wrote:
> You may want to reconsider that statement after the first fan failure in
> your mini. We've had quite a few Mac's in the tv station, as video
> servers, graphics composers, etc. The airflow for cooling in them is
> controlled by baffles to get the maximum air flow past the hot spots, but
> a fan failure usually cooks the whole thing. And at that time, Macs
> warranty did not cover collateral damage from a fan failure. Cooked cpu?
> Too bad, so sad.
The CPU (or maybe I'm thinking of the video card?) in the Dell has some
huge heat sink, a bunch of funky ductwork, and a dedicated fan. I
suspect if that fan were to fail, the chip it's cooling would fry itself
pretty quickly too.