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comment Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P
@SoroushHakami No I did not. I tried everything, including replacing the heat sink with a larger one + fan as a last resort. My conclusion was a broken CPU. I ended up putting the hard drive into an external enclosure and the DVD drive is still lying around somewhere. I have replaced with with a Raspberry Pi: raspberrypi.org/faqs
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comment Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P
I never removed the heat pipe. I may try, but heat is making it from the CPU to the heat pipe. Has to be very low quality thermal paste though, I never had to replace it on any other PC for years.
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comment Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P
@DavidSchwartz I think this is unlikely, hardware monitor reports that it is spinning at 4500RPM, which is very very loud in comparison to normal operation. Also take into consideration that it was running stable for the past year with no complications. The only change I did was update the Linux distro a good 2 months ago.
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comment Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P
@DaveRook I do not assume, I am wondering if it may be. I know Intel builds fairly durable CPUs, but even so it is unusual that it runs smoothly at 105+ degrees. Also according to some reviews on Atom CPUs that I have read it should not run more then 80 degrees with just a heat sink at zero load.
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comment Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P
@DavidSchwartz It is getting too hot to hold my hand on it for too long. So I would guess over 60 degrees. I did vacuum first and oil in my second attempt.
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