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Vivobook X202 CPU idling at 70c?

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I'll admit that I've never owned a laptop before, but this seems a little excessive.

I replaced the HDD with a SSD before ever turning it on. Is it possible that I knocked the CPU cooler loose or something?

The SSD is running at a cool 38c.

I'm thinking I'll try reseating the cooler and replacing the thermal paste, but I don't have nearly as much experience with laptops as I do with desktops. Is there anything I should know before I go ahead and wing it?

By the way, getting a replacement is not an option. I bought this used for a pretty big discount. Maybe this is why? tongue.gif
    
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Welp, reseating the cooler and switching the stock TIM with MX-4 seems to have dropped both the idle and load temps by 10 degrees.

**** warranties. That's pretty damn impressive.

EDIT: And the SSD is cooler too for some reason. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
Edited by Spritanium - 6/6/13 at 11:58am
    
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Aaand now it's back to the high idle temps, though it seems to randomly switch between 60-65c and 70-75c when nothing whatsoever is running.

This is with MX-4 and a reseated cooler. Is the heatsink really that bad?
    
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Sorry for the bump, but for real, can I get some help with this?

My laptop is still idling anywhere from 50c to 80c with absolutely no predictability.

Ideally, I'd like it to stay under 80c at full load, but I don't think that's possible without some sort of modification to the pathetic cpu cooler.



Seriously, that's all it is. A sheet of copper with a tiny fan. Maybe cleaning the whole thing would help? I really don't know at this point.
    
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