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.