laptop card/pcima question

Rottie

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are all cards for laptop always generate some heat? I noticed when I touch card very hot.
 

corkyg

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Yes, electronics do generate heat in a general sense. But, sometimes PCMCIA cards can get hot or very warm just by where they are. Example, . . . in my lapotp, the PCMCIA slot is directly above the HDD - which, running at 5400 or 7200 RPM, does creat a lot of heat that is absorbed by the PCMCIA card. But- that heat has never been a problem.
 

Rottie

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I see because my wireless G card generate heat and sometimes it does not work so had to cool it down then it works.