Some days ago, I saw a red alert on the screen of my Korg Kronos: “Fan Cooling”. I have immediately checked the cpu temperature and it was 89 degrees. Definitely too much!
Since my Kronos is out of warranty (I have the first series) I decided to open the workstation because I was convinced that the problem was the dust.
Honestly, when I opened the Kronos, I was quite disappointed about the heat dissipation: No fan on the cpu (on an Intel Atom dual core CPU, really?), only a very small (and noisy!) fan near the power supply and that’s it. Now I understand why the temperature is always so high and this is not a good thing.
So… ready to start? 😀
What you need:
1: Put the kronos upside down and remove all the screws. Pay attention to the joystick.
2: On the left side, unplug the cable of the fan:
3: In the center, find the fan and remove the 2 screws:
4: Remove the old fan:
5: Put the rubber pads on the 4 corners, add the Artic Fan in the slot and use the glue to attack it to the rubbers. Connect the cable to the power:
6: Time to add a small fan on the cpu:
8: Last Step! Let’s add the passive heatsink on the northbridge:
Done! Time to close your Kronos 🙂
Temperature after 30 minutes is 28 (!) degrees cooler.
Noise has been reduced.