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Windows 7: Refurbisher who actually restores to excellent working condition

09 Oct 2015   #21
Janesdf

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Can you tell me why you're not a fan? This is the first small form factor desktop I have ever owned. Thanks?


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09 Oct 2015   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The small form factors usually have very poor ventilation
Usually one fan on the cpu and that's about it
So keep it clean and watch the temperatures
Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp
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09 Oct 2015   #23
Porthos

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
The small form factors usually have very poor ventilation
Usually one fan on the cpu and that's about it
So keep it clean and watch the temperatures
Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp
What He said and to add repairing /replacing parts is more difficult/propriety thus more expensive.

Edit I own the one I referenced and I have it still running in my office with 7 pro still running strong 5 yrs later. I have sold and upgraded to windows 10 several of these in the last few months.
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10 Oct 2015   #24
Janesdf

Windows 7
 
 

It looks like I will be returning this one also. I noticed a mild burning smell after about 5 hours of use a couple of days ago, but thought it was coming from the neighbors fireplace. Well, noticed that smell again this evening after about three hours of use and I'm sure now, that it's from this Lenovo Thinkcentre M58 Ultra Small Form Factor. I followed your advice to download Realtemp_370, clicked the application to start it, but frankly, I find it confusing. My next email will be to the seller, but before I do, I've attached a screenshot of RealTemp. Please let me know what they mean and your suggestion, which will probably be to buy a new desktop. Sheesh!


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10 Oct 2015   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

38c is not bad that is pretty good actually and the same as I see on my acer rebuild.
Not sure why it says 42c to the right left of it though ?
I message someone he's used real temp longer than I have I've never used the sensor test I just left it alone on the default install settings.

Thanks for joining us Jack

Jane you can minimize real temp and the temp # will stay on the taskbar
Then just monitor it,
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10 Oct 2015   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here I am.

It would be very helpful to have the system specs filled in.

Use this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs

You have got so many post on all the laptop/desktop you have used, we need to know exactly what troubled computer we are dealing with.
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10 Oct 2015   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Janesdf View Post
Looks like this one Jack and thanks for joining us
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10 Oct 2015   #28
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Not sure why it says 42c to the right left of it though ?
One core is a little hotter than the other.

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11 Oct 2015   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay.
Tcase is 74.1C on the chip
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Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7400
The old Intel cpu's would be considered normal 3 to 4 degrees difference between cores.
In my experience the older Intel chips always read about 8 to 10 deg hotter at idle with programs compared to Bios.
I lapped my i7960 and it's water block and did get the temps a couple degrees closer to each other. It really didn't mean much except a lot of work.

**My concern is the smell Janesdf is getting.**

It would be nice to know what the temps are at 75% to 100 % load on the system. Remember under that kind of load the temps must be watched very closely. They can clime very fast it the cooling isn't proper.

This old of system if it hasn't been done I would recommend doing a cleanup of everything and the cpu and cooling block and fan and installing new compound.
Of course a after market cooler would be better but I don't know if one could find one that would fit.

The smell can be normal temps but the garbage that a old system can gather could make a smell at normal temps.
Remember 42C is 107F and dust and crud can make a smell at those temps.

It would also be nice to see the video card temps.
That can be done with real temps under Settings.

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11 Oct 2015   #30
margrave

Size 12
 
 

No refurbs here. I buy new. With warranty.
How much did the OP save by purchasing two defective refurbs?
That's not for me.
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