Hi everyone. I finally decided to take @adamg advice and bought a better S905 device (although my Chinese GooBang Doo S905 works just fine; just that annoying MAC address issue for ethernet) and picked up a MECool KI PRO S905D 2G/16G unit. While not blazingly faster than my S905 it is noticeably faster in some aspects (enough to warrant the purchase.)
One thing that concerns me (oh, running 8.99.2 btw on both) is the CPU temperature. On my S905, I’ve never seen it go above 60C whereas this S905D I’ve seen it as high as 81C.
I can only assume it’s passively cooled like my S905 is (haven’t opened it up) but I’m guessing either a poor thermal paste or tiny heatsink compared to my S905. I may break down and buy some arctic silver and repaste it but I’m wondering if perhaps this is normal for this chip?
Other than this concern, I’m quite pleased with the box.