Hot (temperature) memory chips?

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I'm running a Dell Latitude D600 and I'm running SETI@Home on it, which
of course uses 100% CPU and tends to make machines run hot.  I run it
on a dock with the screen fully open and I've had no problems with it.
BUT, I notice that when I shut down and put the computer away after
having run SETI for hours, the *memory* panel on the underside of the
laptop is HOT HOT HOT.  Is it really heat from the memory or is the CPU
right near there and that's what I'm feeling?  Are the memory chips
cooled in any way whatsoever?  Is this even an issue?

Re: Hot (temperature) memory chips? wrote:

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It's hot for two reasons:

1. The chips really do get hot.

2. Usually the memory door is metal and the bottom of the computer is
plastic. The door conducts heat from the chassis and internal
components, better than the plastic housing.

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