AnaChip 1509 XX Heatsinks

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by Cenreyn79, May 4, 2006.

  1. Cenreyn79

    Cenreyn79 Network Guru Member

    Based on the documentation provided by Anachip (PDF, page 8, paragraph 5), the two power regulators require thermal sinks in order to provide the best possible regulation. In the documentation, the regulators need sinks under most conditions existing above 25 degress celsius, or still air at room temperature. this brings the question, how much more performance could be squeezed from the routers if these were cooled with heat sinks?
  2. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    Very interesting information.

    I went ahead and put a heat sink on the Anachip chip in my WRT54G v2 just for fun. Its a larger chip and I happen to have alot of heat sinks laying around at the moment. I had already put heat sinks on the ram, processor, and ethernet chips as well.

    Is there any reason to put anything on the radio chips cover? I have seen it done, but have read contrary information stating that the radio doesn't get hot. Using my hand as an indicator I would agree.

    The Anachips chips in my WRT54GS v3 however are much smaller. Where can you get heat sinks that small?

    I don't know about performance gains, but any extra cooling in my routers is welcome.

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