[DISCUSSION] Fans/Heatsinks/CPU Cooling Mods

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Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:03 am

Can you post the steps necessary to get that shield above the CPU off?

Did removing the shield help to achieve cooler temps?


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Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:11 pm

Hey all

Yep i placed a heatsink on the cpu on the bottom and one on the RAM on the top (apologies the video was misleading) Its worth noting that the "copper" h/sinks that are online arent actually copper their just copper coloured which is lame! So not sure which is best to use copper or other? Also i think replacing the thermalpaste/adhesive that comes on the heatsink with desktop thermal paste like artic silver would improve the performance of the heatsink but you'd need a way to attach it, under a fan obviously would be best. I've ordered a few fans and am planning on cutting a hole in the bottom of the case for a outward facing fan and basically just using it upsidedown seems simple but its all it really needs.
A fan in the bottom (remember its upside down now :) as well pushing upwards cant really create airflow upwards as there are no gaps in the board but it might aid with pushing heat from the RAM and hd's out the side vents...

Does any know how many fans the LP can run? Could i say get two lowpowered fans working from the headers on the board?

Leaving the default heatspreader on and taking it off made no difference to the tempretures of my board. Pretty much everything bar idle took it into the 80/85 and only after short use. Over longer periods the board itself would get hot and easily add 2 or 3c imo

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:27 am

I don't know that you can run two fans of the pins, but you can run two 5v fans off the USB port.However, I am running a 5v 3amp powersupply so I got more than enough. Remember that a 5v fan takes about 0.2-0.3amps... so two will take 0.4-0.6amp. Plus a wireless mouse about 0.02amp, Keyboard is less than 0.01amp. Plus, hdmi power output, plus any additional things like thumbdrive, sdcard, usb3 harddisk.. So maybe 0.5-0.8amps in total. You really need a 3amp power supply if you want to run 2 fans off the LP.

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:13 am

Or use a powered USB hub

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:11 pm

My LattePanda Case with Fan and Heatsink

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:17 pm

This is my LattePanda Case
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:50 pm

Nice, how is the cooling? Can you post some temperatures under load?

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:00 pm


Is this fan is good for the Latte Panda ?
Can I connect it to one of its electricity on board connectors ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/391115232674?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT


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Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:45 pm

Live long and prosper!

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:13 pm

looks good! :)

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