I'm basically trying to create a similar system to:
My components are:
CPU: AMD A10-5700
MB: ASUS F2A85-M
RAM: Corsair CML16GX3M4A2133C11B
SSD: Plextor M3 128 GB
HDD: Western Digital WD15EARS
ODD: Sony Optiarc BD-5850H
PSU: PicoPSU 160-XT + FSP 150-AHBN1
I'm using Arctic Silver 5 as thermal paste.
No software is yet installed as I have just put the system together. First thing I did was check out how good fanless cooling is working in the bios. I was in for a shock: even just idling in the bios screen displaying the CPU temperature the temperature gradually creeps up to between 75 and 80 degrees celsius (167-176 fahrenheit) in about an hour. The case gets really hot too, touchable, but too hot to keep your hand on it.
I have also contacted streacom to ask for their input, they asked for whether I applied thermal paste on specific sections, which I did and asked me to take pictures. These pictures can be found here (sorry, crappy phone cam):
I've already removed and readded thermal paste to the CPU, but this had no effect. I hear a very faint ticking noise listening to the area of the CPU with all other devices disconnected.
I highly doubt it, but are these normal temperatures for when just looking at this screen in the bios? If not, what can I try to identify the cause of this issue?
05:27 PM by