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Back to the temperature problem. I have just replaced the thermal paste on the Intel Atom and the Nvidia Ion and running 'sensors' over SSH the core temps on both chips have dropped around 10c. Also, the fan cannot be heard and sensors is reporting the fan speed is now only around 2000 rpm regardless of loading, whereas previously it was at about 3000 rpm at idle and anywhere up to 5000+ rpm on load. I also stripped the fan down as far as I could and took out loads of crud from the back of it's housing. I think I might treat it to a new fan as this machine is 9 years old and there must be some wear in the spindle and bearings, they cost less than £5 on eBay.

In the new year I intend to replace the HDD with an SSD and replace Xubuntu with Bodhi Linux as it is super minimal. I have to run a GUI as the proprietary Nvidia drivers are required for proper fan control and they won't run without a GUI.

When I look at some of the media server builds on here that use the biggest and best chips with bucket loads of ram, that must be burning electricity hand over fist, I ask myself why?
HTPCs: RPI 2B & 3B+ running LibreELEC 9.x.x
Control: Google Home + Broadlink RM Mini 3 + OSMC Remote
Audio: Pioneer VSX-819HK & S-HS 100 5.1 Speakers
Server: Acer ASX3400, 3GB RAM, 7.75TB, Xubuntu 18.04, NFS, MySQL
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My Budget Media Server... - by speedwell68 - 2016-05-18, 22:42
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by MadsDK - 2016-06-28, 08:37
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2016-06-28, 08:49
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by piotrasd - 2016-07-13, 19:10
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-02-09, 03:29
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-09-16, 22:24
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by Karellen - 2017-09-18, 12:24
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-09-19, 09:15
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-10-23, 23:28
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by speedwell68 - 2017-10-28, 12:52
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-10-30, 04:35
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by Klojum - 2018-05-14, 08:13
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by tjay260476 - 2018-05-17, 01:04
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by guardianin - 2018-05-17, 09:42
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by tjay260476 - 2018-05-20, 04:33
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by tjay260476 - 2018-11-15, 02:26


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