Modem placement?

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November 13, 2009 at 20:23:17
Specs: Vista SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I have my DSL modem sitting on top the PC tower. The modem generates a modest amount of heat. Is it OK to leave it on top of the tower, which is made out of metal? My set up is one wired PC with the modem on top it and two wireless clients. The modem stays in one place all the time. Thanks.

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#1
November 14, 2009 at 04:45:42
It may not be the best place to put the modem. I say "not the best place" because the PC also produces heat and heat is not a friend to any electronics.

However, I doubt either one will produce enough heat to be a problem so go ahead and put it there.


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#2
November 14, 2009 at 19:45:54
I didn't mention I have a router sitting on top the PC also. The router does not get as hot. In terms of heat from modem, I would gauge it as not as hot as a laptop gets but warm enough to leave heat footprint when you lift the modem up and feel under it. I guess I can try to find a small table for this purpose. Thanks.

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#3
November 14, 2009 at 21:30:30
Just make sure there is passive air circulation so they don't overheat. Being warm to hot can be normal operation.

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