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2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache.

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Device is operating upward of 70c while under 5% load

Running Manjaro KDE, cold boot and after 10 minutes idle, the device is operating upward of 70c, while CPU usage is under 5%. SSD is an aftermarket OWC if that matters. Already repasted with Arctic MX2.

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How full is the SDD? Give us the size and how much is free.

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480GB OWC Drive, Just did a clean install of Manjaro today. Drive is currently at 12GB used.

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Make sure you got a good contact with the heat pipes after you reapplied the thermal paste. If that is not the issue than, the only other thing i can think of is the cpu fan isn’t working properly or it is a software issue. I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Manjaro so I wouldn’t be able to help you there.

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