Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The above setup is a 80mm PC case fan plugged into 12V.
Surprisingly it cools the OMAP4/RAM package from the point where I cannot touch it to a point where I can place my finger on it.
If choosing direct heatsinking of the CPU/RAM package consider that the WiFi and Bluetooth are in close proximity and their antenna configuration may be affected by metallic (ferrous) objects.
UPDATE - 13 March 2011:
In a room which is ~27 degrees Celsius the PandaBoard CPU is measuring ~54 degrees under Xubuntu idle load (both cores ~5% ultilisation)