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    What is your hottest card? MODEM?!

    My computer crashes with clockwork regularity, I can't o/c my processor at the moment, but my TNT2NU has had a fair bit of the old tweaks, now at 170/198.
    This time when it hung I thought immediately of the TNT2. Open up the case, hmmm, video card a bit warm, celeron bit toasty... OH MY GOD! One of the chips on the modem is BURNING HOT! Pointed an 80mm fan at it and left the case off.
    Is this normal? Its a US Robotics Sportster 33.6 (connects at 115,200 bps flashed), ISA, internal. Rotor, have any modem waterblocks?

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    I've seen some poorly made modems overheat, and in 2 cases catch on fire. Never heard of this problem with USR/3Com stuff though. Maybe you should put an old 486 HS/FAN on it or something, or get a new modem!

    Good Luck
    Long Live The BP6!

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    That modem is no good ! If you have dial up, buy two 56k v.90 Diamond SupraMax's and use multilink in win98 for an average of 100 Kbps. The 115,000 flash is incorrect.

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