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Default 03-08-2010, 03:59 AM

Originally Posted by formerglory View Post
Has anyone tried replacing the stock heating pads with some Arctic Silver or third-party pads?
Arctic Silver should help .. but since the pads are fairly thick, maybe on the pads instead of replacing them. Or perhaps some new conductive pads plus AS. Dunno.

My 10v has no heating issues.


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Default 03-19-2010, 02:17 PM

Originally Posted by w7ox View Post
Arctic Silver should help .. but since the pads are fairly thick, maybe on the pads instead of replacing them. Or perhaps some new conductive pads plus AS. Dunno.

My 10v has no heating issues.

I've been looking for some replacement pads for an old dell P4 i have that has video card overheating issues. But i havent been able to find any online.

Anybody know of a place that sells good quality thermal pads?
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Default 03-22-2010, 06:20 AM

Just got a Mini10v during the $150 deal and its doing about 50-60 idle and after about 5 minutes of hulu (choppy the whole time all the same) it was up to 70. I will have to see if it goes higher than that but it does seem pretty high.

I am wondering if those who run at 40 or so are looking at the wrong temp perhaps? There is a hard drive temp that hovers around there for me in the same drop down as cpu.
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Default 03-22-2010, 03:55 PM

I installed BatteryBar 3.3.3 to monitor power draw while idle - mine goes down to about 10.2W with Windows 7 and default power options. This is with 2GB ram and 250GB hard drive. If you measure the idle power draw before and after installing 2GB ram you should be able to measure how much extra heat will be generated as much of the power used is dissipated as heat.

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Default 04-24-2010, 06:17 AM

Right now I'm copying some .m4v movies to my mini over a network connection (hard-wired, not wireless) and it's getting up to 75C. but that's the hottest it's ever gotten.

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Default 11-24-2010, 12:01 AM


I reckon that after the upgrade to 2 Gb Ram, so once the laptop is dismantled the CONTACT between CPU, heatsink(aka rest pad), and keyboard rear back - is not anymore so good, actually the THERMAL PADS from those components is not anymore so sticky as from fabric, so the result is that the CPU is become to hot.
I think the best think to do once the netbook is dismantled is to change the old thermal pads with a FRESH ones, in this way we can be sure that the weak cooling system of DEEL 10v is working fine!

If some of you know a good thermal pad (from a good source, not cheap stuff from Ebay) (no thermal compound, that is something else) please post the link here.
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