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[quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5278#msg5278 date=1275742038]It is not the processor... the heat comes from the ralink usb wireless card.. try to disable it and feel the breeze
[/quote]You're right, the wifi DOES generate a lot of heat. But I also noticed that with mine, the processor generated a lot of heat as well. With my EKEN disassembled, the processor was often too warm to comfortably touch within a few moments. Same with the wifi card.I tried a few different things to deal with the heat. The most effective was to tape mulitple layers of aluminum tape to the inside of the case above the processor. With the tape thick enough and the case closed, the tape contacted the cpu and acted as heat sink. Of course I made sure that the tape didn't come in contact with anything carrying current. That would have been bad. ;)
 

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[quote author=donaldson link=topic=644.msg5581#msg5581 date=1275830417][quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5278#msg5278 date=1275742038]It is not the processor... the heat comes from the ralink usb wireless card.. try to disable it and feel the breeze
[/quote]You're right, the wifi DOES generate a lot of heat. But I also noticed that with mine, the processor generated a lot of heat as well. With my EKEN disassembled, the processor was often too warm to comfortably touch within a few moments. Same with the wifi card.I tried a few different things to deal with the heat. The most effective was to tape mulitple layers of aluminum tape to the inside of the case above the processor. With the tape thick enough and the case closed, the tape contacted the cpu and acted as heat sink. Of course I made sure that the tape didn't come in contact with anything carrying current. That would have been bad. ;)[/quote]some heat from the cpu is logical.. what I don't understand is why they used a so hot wireless chipset.. I found other chips very cooler than this.. ???However, did you noticed that even in standby, the cpu remains hot?? this means we have no power management and no real suspension there
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[quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5588#msg5588 date=1275831803][quote author=donaldson link=topic=644.msg5581#msg5581 date=1275830417][quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5278#msg5278 date=1275742038]It is not the processor... the heat comes from the ralink usb wireless card.. try to disable it and feel the breeze
[/quote]You're right, the wifi DOES generate a lot of heat. But I also noticed that with mine, the processor generated a lot of heat as well. With my EKEN disassembled, the processor was often too warm to comfortably touch within a few moments. Same with the wifi card.I tried a few different things to deal with the heat. The most effective was to tape mulitple layers of aluminum tape to the inside of the case above the processor. With the tape thick enough and the case closed, the tape contacted the cpu and acted as heat sink. Of course I made sure that the tape didn't come in contact with anything carrying current. That would have been bad. ;)[/quote]some heat from the cpu is logical.. what I don't understand is why they used a so hot wireless chipset.. I found other chips very cooler than this.. ???However, did you noticed that even in standby, the cpu remains hot?? this means we have no power management and no real suspension there
bad bad bad[/quote]I have my WiFi disabled most of the time so if it is still the WiFi causing all this heat (I actually burnt myself on it it was that hot) then this is shocking power management. No wonder the battery life is crap.
 

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[quote author=Mike link=topic=644.msg5635#msg5635 date=1275841060][quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5588#msg5588 date=1275831803][quote author=donaldson link=topic=644.msg5581#msg5581 date=1275830417][quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5278#msg5278 date=1275742038]It is not the processor... the heat comes from the ralink usb wireless card.. try to disable it and feel the breeze
[/quote]You're right, the wifi DOES generate a lot of heat. But I also noticed that with mine, the processor generated a lot of heat as well. With my EKEN disassembled, the processor was often too warm to comfortably touch within a few moments. Same with the wifi card.I tried a few different things to deal with the heat. The most effective was to tape mulitple layers of aluminum tape to the inside of the case above the processor. With the tape thick enough and the case closed, the tape contacted the cpu and acted as heat sink. Of course I made sure that the tape didn't come in contact with anything carrying current. That would have been bad. ;)[/quote]some heat from the cpu is logical.. what I don't understand is why they used a so hot wireless chipset.. I found other chips very cooler than this.. ???However, did you noticed that even in standby, the cpu remains hot?? this means we have no power management and no real suspension there
bad bad bad[/quote]I have my WiFi disabled most of the time so if it is still the WiFi causing all this heat (I actually burnt myself on it it was that hot) then this is shocking power management. No wonder the battery life is crap.[/quote]I worked before with arm7 boards, and I assure that there is much work to be done once we'll get the source for Eken
(enabling compcache, setting real standby if hardware permits) meanwhile I'm looking to make a script for auto wi-fi suspension when idle ... it's damn difficult cause Android is linux but not that linux we get around last years
 

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[quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5588#msg5588 date=1275831803]some heat from the cpu is logical.. what I don't understand is why they used a so hot wireless chipset.. I found other chips very cooler than this.. ???However, did you noticed that even in standby, the cpu remains hot?? this means we have no power management and no real suspension there
bad bad bad[/quote]Same reason as always, I bet - it was cheap. Considering these things cost $100US, something had to give. Like the wifi, the napkin effect on the screen, the rough around the edges android release, etc...
 

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[quote author=donaldson link=topic=644.msg5916#msg5916 date=1275911252][quote author=imayoda link=topic=644.msg5588#msg5588 date=1275831803]some heat from the cpu is logical.. what I don't understand is why they used a so hot wireless chipset.. I found other chips very cooler than this.. ???However, did you noticed that even in standby, the cpu remains hot?? this means we have no power management and no real suspension there
bad bad bad[/quote]Same reason as always, I bet - it was cheap. Considering these things cost $100US, something had to give. Like the wifi, the napkin effect on the screen, the rough around the edges android release, etc...[/quote]the screen isn't tha bad at all... it only supports 65k colors, so you see those ghosts around colors, unlike it happens in 265k or more tfts.. the pixels are inflated.. we have the same (example) droid's resolution on a more than double number of inches..we could change wireless chipset, but we need source kernel.. is this so impossible to obtain???
 

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I think that if it were not so impossible, we would have it already.
 
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