Putting a fan in your snes?

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Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by Death09 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:47 am

Do snes overheat?


After long hours of gameplay

Is it possible to put a fan in a snes to keep it cool if so how?

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Re: Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by Black Six » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:40 am

Moving to the proper forum...
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Re: Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by bacteria » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:34 am

I guess the basic rule of thumb is that if a board has heatsinks on its chips, then it must need them for cooling. 7805's sometimes have heatsinks, however when you only use about 7.2v they seem to stay cool, unless something is defective.

If therefore there are no heatsinks, the board will work cool enough - if in doubt you can always put in cooling grills.

Best idea, if in doubt, and there are no heatsinks on the chips, is to stick your board in a paper bag, turn system on and see how warm it gets - if the system stays cool after a while, you are ok; if the system (feel through bag) gets hot, you need cooling; maybe a small fan or heat grills.
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Post by Life of Brian » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:39 am

I've jammed some SNES's into pretty tight cases before and have never had a problem with overheating. After prolonged gameplay the system may get warm but never hot enough to cause it to shut down from overheating or cause any damage to the case or other electronics.
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Re: Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by XCVG » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:10 am

Systems didn't really get hot until the 32/64-bit era.

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Post by bacteria » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:03 pm

..which makes sense after all.

I don't think the PSone makes heat either, seems to stay quite cool and the processors on its board don't have heatsinks either. Thinking about it, the Jaguar doesn't have heatsinks either (as I recall), crap console for games overall but claimed to be 64 bit.
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Re: Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by themadhacker » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:21 pm

The jaguar wasn't THAT bad. It had some good games. It at least wasn't as bad as the cdi.
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Post by bacteria » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:51 am

Only Jaguar games I think are good on it are Doom and Wolfenstein! It has some bad titles too, really bad ones!
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Re: Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by Exdeath » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:22 am

bacteria wrote:..which makes sense after all.

I don't think the PSone makes heat either, seems to stay quite cool and the processors on its board don't have heatsinks either.
Earlier PS1s had FMV skipping issues because certain parts overheated, something about the way the disc drive was made.
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Re: Putting a fan in your snes?

Post by eurddrue » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:33 pm

bacteria wrote:Only Jaguar games I think are good on it are Doom and Wolfenstein! It has some bad titles too, really bad ones!
That's because it was waay harder to program for than the n64 of ps1. (not psx :wink: )
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