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Ivaljuma@beotel.yu I have a ADSL connection via RTL enthernet adapter with my G4 PowerBook but at the times of the overheating problems.Maybe do we need drajvers or some special way connectings on the local net? Thanks!

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Why are you using the adapter? is the ethernet port not functioning? Plus modem activity causes no heat, as it requires no internal moving parts. The only moving parts in that model are the fans, hard drive and optical drive. Maybe you should elevate the computer with a laptop stand. It buts space and allows airflow between the bottom of the unit and the surface it is sitting on.

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In the photo above, you can see that a OS X ( 10.4 or later ) Apple computer has a utility called activity monitor. It allows the user to see processes going on behind the screen, as which apps or utilizing more of the processor, ram memory and hard drive space. The number one cause of the machine over heating is the processor working hard to crank out the mathmatics needed to calculate and deliver all the commands we ask of it. When the CORE processor temperature rises, the fan speed up to cool the environment down.

I would also examine where on the machine is the heat coming from, as it should give you a clue as to what is working so hard. Also, keep in mind that laptops are going to get hot, and this is normal. If your memory is low, if you keep cds or dvds in the drive, if you have many applications open, if you keep youre bluetooth and wireless card on constantly when not in use, if the laptop top rests on a flat surface or soft surface like a blanket, alll these are common reason why laptops overheat. Make sure the vents are not obstructed and the overall room temperature is mild.

Keep me posted.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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