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Old April 27, 2014, 01:59 PM
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First thing I would do is talk to Crucial. Ask them if this is 'normal'. If it is (thats higher than I would want to see...but it does come down to air movement so its not outside the realm of possible). If not they will replace it.

Secondly....thats maybe at worst 1-2 watts of heat inside your system - ie nothing to concern yourself about. In reality when idling its so little as to make no nevermind. IE yes its warm...but its on a small chip using very...very little power....your onboard ICs (audio, wireless NIC, etc) probably pumps out as much if not more heat. IF that sounds counterintuative...take a look at the M550's power consumption specs. Now imagine if 100% of that power is being converted to HEAT. ;)
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