Re: Motherboard question: LuckyStar LS-486E
By: xbit to All on Thu Feb 23 2023 04:51 pm
Any idea what this small heat sink is cooling? And I'm wondering if its supposed to get as hot as it does. Like VERY hot. I almost want to put some thermal paste and a tiny fan on it <g> http://x-bit.org/retro486/luckystar.jpg
Figured it out: It converts supplied 5 Volt to 3,x Volt for the processor, when configured to do so. So in short, it's the voltage regulator and getting as warm as it does is normal.
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