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Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

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Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#1 Post by ijunsung » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:09 am

as you know, X61 is notorious for its palmrest heat issue.

To reduce the heat, I have installed intel n6200 and clean the fan but the palmrest is still hot.

So I would like to install pcmcia wireless adapter and remove n6200 mini pcie card.

Do you think this is worth doing? I searched for the previous articles that said it worked out anyway. I am not sure of how much they were.

Thanks

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Re: Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 pm

The worst that could happen is that the left palmrest would get hot, as the PCMCIA slot is on that side.

You could try a small USB wifi adapter.
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Re: Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#3 Post by ijunsung » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 pm
The worst that could happen is that the left palmrest would get hot, as the PCMCIA slot is on that side.

You could try a small USB wifi adapter.
Thanks for your advice. I already tried usb wifi adapter but found that smaller one supports only single band. so I decided to try PCMCIA one.

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Re: Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:37 am

I have an Archer T1U Nano USB adapter that does (5G only) 801.11a/n/ac at up to 433 Mbps.
Definitely very cool to the touch!
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Re: Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#5 Post by madicetea » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:10 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 pm
The worst that could happen is that the left palmrest would get hot, as the PCMCIA slot is on that side.

You could try a small USB wifi adapter.
This left-side overheat is what happens, as I've used mine with a CISCO networking PCMCIA card in the past.

My compromise was to go big and get the 7260AC card, but you could also consider the myriad 5GHz (or 2GHz) small form factor USB wifi adapters out there.
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Re: Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#6 Post by zzsaw » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:18 pm

If I were to use an USB Wifi Dongle and disable the stock Wifi Card, most probably the heat issue would be solved isnt it? thanks.

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Re: Installing PCMCIA wireless adapter will reduce the palmrest heat?

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:38 am

zzsaw wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:18 pm
If I were to use an USB Wifi Dongle and disable the stock Wifi Card, most probably the heat issue would be solved isnt it? thanks.
Pretty much. Removing the wifi card is a much better option though.
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