I’ve been using an Asus Eee PC 1000H for a few weeks now, and I have to say it doesn’t get particularly hot to the touch unless you’re running the CPU at full speed for an extended period and you’ve blocked off one or more of the cooling vents. But if you want to overclock your CPU or add a faster hard drive to your netbook, there’s a chance that you’ll notice a temperature surge. Fortunately, there’s an incredibly easy way to improve the ventilation on the Eee PC 1000H.

Asus appears to have intentionally blocked one of the vents on the bottom of the Eee PC 1000H with tin foil. Andrew Chapman has posted instructions for opening your PC case up and cutting away the foil covering the vent. You can also read more about this hack at the EeeUser forums, but Chapman’s article has some pictures for those of you who are visual learners.

When all’s said and done, your Eee PC should have an easier time dissipating heat and should therefore run at least a few degrees cooler. This modification may void your warranty, but I wouldn’t expect it to cause any real damage to your computer.

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14 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1000H cooling hack”

  1. I have the 904hd that has the same case of 1000h and I do this “hack”, not only the temperature not dicreases but also the TEMPERATURE INCREASES!!! Highly inadvisable, I only recommed to my worst enemy.

  2. The tinfoil is there to boost your wi-fi signal. I’m not sure if removing the tinfoil is such a smart move.

      1. That doesn’t mean anything. Radio waves aren’t always behaving as one would expect. I’m not an engineer or expert in this but have a neighbor who is a ham radio operator. Some of the odities he’s shown me as surprising.

          1. The Foil is there because it is easier to make than to have it cut out in a particular shape.

            To say that it is for WiFi, is just idiotic, and grossly incorrect.

          2. The you tube video is not relevent. What the foil is doing in the video is culminating the wifi radio signals at the router using the parabolic effect to catch/direct the signals moreso in a certain direction rather than in all directions.
            The foil, if anything, is there maybe for air flow reasons/ cheaper not to cut the holes out etc/ but the most likely reason is as an antistatic barrier to pretect the HDD.
            im not sure if the SSD drives need to be shielded or if it is even effective enough to worry about on either drive.
            BUT the proximity to the HDD in my 1000h makes me think that there will be little to no air flow increase & that it would disapate heat from the HDD instead of more importantly the CPU…
            My 2Cents, you can have the rest of the short change for free 🙂
            Happy eee’ing

  3. It costs Asus money to cover the vent with foil, so they would not do it without a good reason. I don’t think they would cover the vent to decrease cooling capacity. I expect that it was covered to improve airflow over more critical components. I would consider that before making this mod.

    1. You are not good in Logic. It costs money to cut a hole in that foil. So it would cost Money to leave the holes open instead of covering them.

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