[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Jeffrey Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Mon Apr 21 16:04:03 CDT 2003

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:02:42 -0500, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net>

> Instead of clothes-pinning it to something else on the motherboard, why not
> just use double-sided sticky tape, and attach it to the case wall about
> 2" back (to the right) of where it is now?  That's what I did with one of
> my first overclocked Celeron 300 systems a few years ago - added 2-3
> cage fans to the case, sticky-taped in appropriate locations.

Um, actually, I clothes-pin it right to the video card. It blows air across
the front and the back of the card (or top and bottom, when it's in a
tower), both providing cooling for both sides (actually needed) and
allowing me to reverse it (which came in handy when I upgraded mobos).

I'm not sure where you're thinking of... since I have a better camera now,
here are some updated and (slightly) better ones.

http://parasite.host4us.com/images/P4211311.JPG with the model's lovely
foot in view. :) If you look to the left of the fan (the black thing just
below the power supply), you'll see a small cluster of wires. That's where
it's plugged in.

Yeah, it's a cheap case. Yeah, I regret buying it. But now that I have it,
I'm making do. I did upgrade the power supply, which was complete junk
(though it's more than good enough for my kids' system, which has more
modest power requirements).

http://parasite.host4us.com/images/P4211309.JPG is a closeup.

I suppose I could tape it to the case under the drives and aim it at the
Voodoo card, but I'd have to adapt the power cable; it won't reach from
over there.

In the long run, I think this has worked out as well as anything. I could
have constructed some sort of bracket, but this just seemed easier. :)

I've come to kick ass and chew bubble gum. I'm all out of bubble gum.

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