Modem over heating

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  1. bob05

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    I have a Netgear DGN2000 adsl2+ modem and it seems its starting to die, it becomes very hot and slows down from 16mbits/s to about 1. If i turn the modem off for 10 mins it has normal speed of 16 mbits/s for a short while and just over heats again.
    Is there anything inside this modem i can do to perhaps reseal some heatsink to make it cool again or should i just buy a new modem?
     
  2. Pugs

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    buy a new modem..then do this

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  3. evilasdeath

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    I found the top of my antec 902 case a nice place for my router, right on top of the 140mm exhaust fan :)

    My billion 7404 also used to overheat, i found just boosting it up on top of some pens to give it some extra area to cool it helped.

    I did find however during that hot spell in feb last year 40+ on the 4th day i tried cooling it down with a pedestal fan, when i did so it dropped out more than if i let it just run hot. Every 15 mins without the fan instead of every 2 mins with the fan
     
  4. jezza323

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    opening it up and give the dust a good clean out will help
     
  5. 7yphon

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    Or you can do what I did, pop the top off and have a 80mil fan sitting on top cooling everything off ;)
     
  6. jellikit

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    Or you could buy a new one and not keep it under your pillow / pile of dirty clothes / on top of your hot water service.
     
  7. infiltraitor

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    are you guys overclocking your modems?

    ive never had an issue with any of my modems... and they have been supplied by Telstra!
     
  8. Pugs

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    Yes of course.. :thumbup::thumbup: sheesh this is after all Overclockers.. :tongue::tongue: :leet::D

    I have a very hot room.. :thumbdn::sick:
     
  9. 7yphon

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    Nope don't overclock mine and havent had a issue up until this summer but that could be due the fact I have like 4 machines no aircon it that room and the sun hits the modem in the arvo :p I'm replaning my room but until then 80mil fan works fine :D
     
  10. caspian

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    some modems just run hot due to poor design. I barbecued my Linksys WAG54Gv2, the router chip runs bloody hot and there's not even a passive heatsink on it, just a few optimistic convection holes in the casing.

    no dust, no direct sunlight, just poor/cheap design. chip literally cooked the PCB substrate.
     

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