I have just setup a HTPC with the above mentioned board and it is 100% silent which I have never experienced. So quiet that I thought it wasn't working when I first turned it on but about 10 minutes later I realised I had forgotten to connect the monitor cable!! For those 10 minutes, I thought it was off heh.
Anyway I have thermal issues and I may have to resort to running a fan but thought I'd ask here first.
Here is the system:
Apex/Aywun MI-008 - http://www.silentpcreview.com/apex-mi008
OCZ 60GB Agility 3
picoPSU 60 watt
Windows 7 64
I have pulled the default case powersupply out obviously and have a large hole at the back. I will fill this in when I complete this build, but for now it is open and letting heat out of the case. There are no fans in this and the only moving part in the whole system is the BD when a disc is in it.
Temperatures reported by Core Temp 0.99.8:
Right now at idle after a few hours the CPU is sitting at 66C
CPU BURN 25mins + Furmark brings it up to 93C
Last night when I was updating the system, the temp was 75-80C.
I'm worried that these temps are high. The ambient temp in this room is around 12C, however the living room where this will live is closer to 22C. I am concerned that when watching 1080P BD movies that this is going to overheat.
From my limited reading about this mobo, my temps are unusually high. Is it possible that there is a problem with the thermal paste to the heatsink from the factory?
Thanks all for you time.