the airport extreme card in my intel iMac is generating much heat: 63-67°C 1. Is there any solution to decrease the output power to reduce the heat generation? 2. change the radio frequency to 5GHz? because in this case -I think- less output power is enough for airport communication. I think there is no express card power management utility maybe direct terminal commands can solve the problem regarding that the aluminum housing affects the signal broadcast
the 3 cooling fans are working permanently also displayed by the widget+I've reduced the radio output power on my airport express base station to 10% and it is generating less heat than earlier with full power
I just downloaded and installed that widget and don't see where it records the Airport card temperature. It reports the CPU and HD temps as well as the backside and drivebay temps. Where is the Airport card temp reported??
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What Giz said. The CPU's and HD's have built in sensors, even my G4 can read the HD and CPU temps. There is also an ambient temp sensor board Apple put into the G5 towers and later to read incoming air temp.
So, the AP card does not have a temp sensor. Then, how do you get a reliable temp reading from it, or is the widget delivering a bogus figure?
I figure you were replying to the original poster. I'd say the poster misread something. It would be nice if they posted a screen shot to confirm. The card has no sensor I believe, and according to the stuff on the developer's site I see no setting for Airport temps.
hi. after all these discussions do you have any suggestions?should I open the housing and clean the iMac inside, maybe it is dusty. or replace the fans with miniature wind tunnel turbines:) the exterme card is the hottest part of my Mac, and after reconfiguring my express basestation it has became cooler, the only conclusion is that the card needs some settings, no repair, because it is working properly. the Xflight download took hours, and caused no problems the heat remained at constant 63-67°C
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