04-07-2021 06:03 PM
04-16-2021 12:03 PM
07-22-2022 09:32 PM
What's between the PCH chip and the black metal heatsink is a thermal pad around 1.0mm thick. You can replace the stock thermal pad with one of better thermal conductive performance.
I've replaced it with Thermalright odyssey thermal pad(1.0mm) and observed temperature drop of around 5~8 degree . DO NOT use thermal paste because the compression pressure that comes from the screws of the heatsink could crush the die of PCH. Thermal pad can provide physical protection from being crushed.
04-11-2021 07:30 AM
Guys might have figured it out, think it might be Thunderbolt driving those PCH temps... Disabled Thunderbolt in the BIOS and PCH now at 62C...
04-12-2021 01:39 PM
04-12-2021 02:24 PM
04-15-2021 12:04 PM
I'm seeing 74-80C on my PCH and several others are also reporting this. Does this look to be normal for the XIII Hero? It seems a rather high temperature to be running on average...
04-15-2021 11:37 PM
I wonder what condition is when you have high temperature? Playing games? browser? Might be possible it takes more current to calculate with processor now due to new memory frequency and PCIE 4.0 lanes.