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    CWWK/Topton/... Nxxx quad NIC router

    Lol you should be fine but that is definitely way too much thermal paste. You only need a thin layer. I get the technique of the blob in the middle and having the pressure spread it out, but it would be more effective if you just spread a thin layer across the die. As for the shim, please take...
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    Which part of the test did it fail on? Is it on a specific test? I ran into an issue where one of my units would fail/reboot immediately once a specific test started. Even limiting the memory test to start on that test number it would happen. What ended up resolving the issue for me was...
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    Oh wow. Good find. Anyone else able to confirm that the switch is for autoboot after power losses?
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    Have you ran a stress test? If it shuts off during a stress test and every other test comes out fine, you might have an issue with the supplies power adapter. I learned that the ones supplied may have issues. I posted a few months ago about my experience. To sum it up, memtest was failing (hard...
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    Yep, that's probably the issue. I have some small fans I can put under the cases. Not sure if I should put it as exhaust or intake.
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    2nd update: Repasted and added a shim on another n305 box I had Results below: I also tried the NVMe heatsink fix (the one for 970 EVO PLUS or similar in a video posted previously), but I am not seeing any difference with the heatsinks I'm using. It's either because the heatsink I'm using...
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    I use prometheus and grafana to track my node stats which includes temperature. You can just install and use sensors on linux to keep it simple $ apt install lm-sensors $ sensors
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    I doubt its defective hardware and just compatibility with the BIOS. You can live boot a small linux OS through USB and run a quick stress tests. You'll see the clocks run normally I bet.
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    Liquid metal is not worth it. Just use regular thermal paste. To ensure proper contact between the CPU die and the provided copper block, you can either apply a copper shim (like what I did) or file down the standoffs a bit.
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    CWWK/Topton/... Nxxx quad NIC router

    Update. I ran stress tests and it didn't even break past 50C. I thought it was a fluke, so I ran the same test on the other two nodes I have. For reference: I have 3 of those boxes (i3-n305) - all running the same model NVMEs and RAM 2 CWWK, 1 TopTon I replaced the thermal paste and added a...
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    So I opened up the mini pc that was giving me the most heat issues to reapply the thermal paste and check for gaps. Its pretty difficult to see, but I do believe there was a slight gap; but maybe not and the paste is trying to do its job. The thermal paste job done wasn't as bad as others I've...
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    Thanks for the detailed video. Shows what I'm getting into. I wonder if people that got the copper shims stacked it with the existing or replaced it with a thicker one. Probably the latter right?
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    CWWK/Topton/... Nxxx quad NIC router

    Thank you for that image. I'll definitely open up the node that's giving me the most heat issues lately to take a look. I'll order probably be doing the same to the other two, even to just repaste.
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    Anyone apply any aftermarket cooling solutions to their unit(s)? I have external fans on top of the units (i3-n305) to dissipate heat, but I doubt it's doing much. I probably should have took the thing apart and repasted it. I also read about using copper shims, but I never done that before...
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    This is the case with the i-n305 units I have at least. CWWK also confirmed with me that they do not have USB 3.0 ports.
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    We need to see those pictures when it's set up
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    Huh, weird. Swore they were all 2.0. I should check again.
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    That's what mine is on all 3. Ver. 2.22.1287
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    Those are my findings. 2 m.2 slots. One running at 4x and the other at 1x. I believe there's a non-standard SATA port/pins but I'm assuming it's 1x as well. Then what you're left with are the USB2.0 ports. And unless I'm mistaken, if you do get one of those add-on boards that allow additional...
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    Once you install it, run it with command `sensors`