ECS desknote modding
A while back I bought an ECS desknote, with a 2100+ palamino processor. Under full load at times I would record temps of up to 88C and roughly 79C idle. Eventually I got fed up with this so decided to put my 2600+ tbred into it (since the mobo on my desktop is dead, I figured it would help alot with temps) now I idle around 73C and load at about 80C which is still far too much. Yesterday I opened the cover for the HSF and jury rigged an 80 mm case fan and was able to lower the idle temps to about 69C and load to about 74C. It worked pretty good, nothing to brag about but far better than the previous temps. What I'm wondering is if anyone else has tried replacing the fan and what results they had / fan they used?
I really don't care about dBA, I just want this **** thing cooler, I cant even use it in the summer because it overheats too easily.
I realize this isn't really a mod but this is the closest forum to what I need and I suppose it really sort of is a mod anyway. Right now i'm going to open it up and take measurements of the existing fan and what I might be able to fit in there and look into finding something better.
bah, cant edit. Well it looks to be about 60x60x10. I think I can fit at least a 15mm deep fan there though.
edit: I looked it up and it appears that this: http://www.directron.com/kd1206pfb18.html is my fan. Rated at 16.5 CFM. I think I can do better. I wish I had 25mm to fit a nice 38CFM delta fan.
edit2: just realized I have this speeze 60x60x10mm cpu cooler sitting on my desk, rated at a slightly higher 22CFM. Maybe I'll try throwing that in.
Last edited by Ankun; 12-06-2004 at 09:01 AM.
Make sure that the fan is blowing onto the heatsink, i swapped fans once and did it backwards and i got horribly high temperatures.
Try running the rig with the side off for a while, see what kind of temps you get that way.
If they drop way down you need some more airflow. If they dont, you need to recheck the HSF seating and/or replace the thermal grease.
You might have an isulating pad and just need to scrape it and use some good thermal compound.
A desknote is similar to a laptop, so there is no side panel and there is basically no airflow. There is also no thermal pad, but I have applied AS ceramique. I did that a while ago though, I dont even have readings from before this was done. Anyway, I just bought a 2500+m that is basically an overclocking dud (for my desktop) so I'm going to put that in there. Should lower the temps quite a bit more.
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