I just read in Huang's "Hacking the Xbox" a warning that the fanless heatsinks are prone to overheating if operated without the disk drives installed over the motherboard. I was just about to replace my 1.0 GPU heatsink (with the fan) with the later, fanless, one with the idea that I'd reduce the noise. But now I'm having second thoughts, as I will not be replacing the disk drives over the motherboard.
Can anyone offer me some sage advice on whether or not i should keep the 1.0 heatsink?
I may end up shaving ~1" off the top for a slim build. Would this eliminate the potential risk of overheating?
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