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Default 10-23-2009, 02:03 PM

i have multiple spare mini 9 mainboards, so i took the thermal pads off them, double stacked them on all 3 cores, put the heatspreader back on, then placed some coins ontop of the heatspreader glued on with epoxy, so that when the keyboard is placed down and done up, the keyboard presses down onto the coins, from this my core temps use to be 104C max i ever noticed, with 60-90 being the norm, now my system under full load will peak at 62c

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Default 10-23-2009, 11:21 PM

Its a bit difficult to envision what you're describing so pics would be nice.

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Default 10-23-2009, 11:50 PM

104c ?!?!

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Default 10-24-2009, 08:41 AM

Something like this??

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Default 10-24-2009, 01:22 PM

I think people who are getting these > 70C readings are people who have improperly installed thermal pads and/or unecessary offsets in their thermal monitor programs.

The poster above probably could have seen the same results (<70C) by just fixing the thermal pads and making sure everything was seated properly againts the heat spreader when put back together. The rest of the stuff almost definitely doesn't add anything to the new temp, as it's fairly average amongst stock setups with correctly installed thermal pads and heat spreader.

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