Maintenance-related FAQs

Due to the XPC's small footprint design, the thermal dynamics are very different from the ones of a regular full-size PC. Whilst normal PCs may run cooler with the case cover taken off, an XPC has strikingly unique properties.

Our design team has carefully considered and tested the thermal properties of an open-case XPC. Contrary to popular beliefs, the CPU, hard drive(s) and mainboard temperatures are higher when the case cover is taken off. Opening the case actually reduces the airflow through the case. The vents at the front of an XPC no longer take air in; therefore, the airflow around the PWM and MOSFET is significantly lower.

We strongly recommend to leave the aluminium case cover on when the XPC is in operation. Not only will this improve the thermal dynamics of your XPC, it looks stunning as well!

  • faq/hardware/maintenance.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/01/25 12:02
  • by CS