Question about SFF machines

By hrlow2
May 24, 2009
  1. I have 2 IBM 8090 machines. Small Form Factor.
    Both are P4 3.0 GHz HT processors.
    On startup, both immediately show at 58C while idle.
    While browsing the web, they reach 66C.
    Used for folding on a team. While folding, temps jump to 78C and hold steady.
    All temps are shown by SpeedFan and HWMonitor.
    Have removed all old thermal paste and applied new thin coat of Arctic Silver 5. No change.
    Due to the tri-fold configuration of the machines and the size, opening the case is not an option.
    Hard drive rests above HSF (copper) with inlet fan blowing through fins of HSF.
    Has anybody got any ideas on how to bring these temps down?
    Already have an ice tray sitting in front of them and a fan blowing towards them.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you having issues with the SFF computers freezing or crashing? If not, don't worry about the temps... SFF computers as well as most laptops run hot, compaired to desktop systems
  3. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    No freezing or crashing,Runs fine. Also run Throttle Watch and have never seen any indication of the CPU being throttled back.
    Just concerned because the processorfinder site shows that 68C-69C was the thermal limit. Been going past that.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    As I said, forget about the temps. They are not that bad for an SFF
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