Will removing the ODD help to cool iMac interior?
I have a Late 2009 iMac 27" i7.
The GPU is failing and I am going to remove it and bake it. If I get another year out of the iMac, that would make it worth the trouble.
But while I have the iMac apart... The optical drive croaked a couple of years ago and I bought an external drive for CDs, DVDs, etc. If I were to remove the optical drive, would the empty space help the internal fans in cooling the interior? And if I do pull the ODD, will it mess up the System software?
I know I could stick a SSD in the ODD space, but first I want to get the GPU card restored. Thanks.
Is this a good question?