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    Intel 2.8GHz CPU in Asus Pundit 60+ C (too hot?)


    I'm running a 2.8Ghz Intel processor in an asus pundit (with 512mb ram, 120gb hdd, 8x dvdrw) the cpu temp is around 65 C. Fro running asus probe I see that the max reccommended temp is 77 C but I've been reading that a cpu temp of 40-50 C is best.

    The Pundit is quite compact so tis to be expected that its a bit hotter than usual but is this too hot? and what can i do about it?

    the pundit came with its own fan as did my intel 2.8 so i replaced the pundit cpu fan with the intel, was this wise should I put it back in again?

    what other ways could I go about cooling this system down, seems as it is so small.

    any clues would be a great help.
    Last edited by doubleonegative; May 10th, 2004 at 06:41 AM.
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    65 is too hot, though your readings may not be correct, depending on the placement and accuracy of the probe. Try re-seating the heat sink and fan. Clean them both off thoroughly, put on a thin layer of thermal paste, and put the heatsink on the cpu. Take it back off and see if there are any spots that did not make contact. Add a little more past to those locations, then reattach the heatsink and secure it. You aren't really able to add more case fans or anything, but don't keep the computer in a hot room, and be sure there is clear space around the entire box, so nothing is blocking the airflow.
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    thanks for the advice, i'll give it a whirl.

    update:

    did what you said and the temp is running around 45-50 C these days.
    thanks
    Last edited by doubleonegative; May 12th, 2004 at 03:14 AM.

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