[DISCUSSION] Fans/Heatsinks/CPU Cooling Mods

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LattePanda
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Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:59 am

very nice. we will have to try printing our own! i have included a link to all lattepanda thingiverse creations in the resources list. cheers!
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LuziQ
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Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:24 am

Here are my temperatures with passive cooling:

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No matter how long Prime is working, temperatures are around 67-70*C

But, there is one catch... size of cooler :D

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It's an old, good Scythe Katana III.

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arvi89
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Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:18 pm

How do you remove the already installed cooling system on the lattepanda? I can't find a way and I'm worried to break something :s

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Boring
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Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:18 am

I believe it is fixed with some sort of hooking/clipping system. There is a thread mentioning it, but I can't find it atm.

You should unhook these one by one by bending them slightly. I have also seen a YouTube video explaining this.

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Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:48 am

The heat spreaders are held on to the board by tiny clips. To remove, power off your board and take a thin flat edge such as a utility knife. If you have something non conductive that is probably a safer bet. gently but firmly pry underneath each edge and it should pop off. you can reattach it by popping each edge back in the clips.
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:52 pm

I'm currently using a noctua NF-A4x10 5V which i bought on amazon. Its a 'near' silent fan and with the Akasa AK-VCX-01 universal chipset cooling kit i picked up today, I'm going to switching out the fan for the noctua one and use thermal tape to apply the heatsink to the CPU/ram chips (after removing the ihs to provide direct cooling).

I have looked at the possibility of using a 80w pico psu with breakout board with a 12v to usb 5v inverter to provide power for a fan controller and some 12v fans, but that is a little pipe dream in the making...

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LattePanda
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:05 am

check out the resources list, we have listed an ideal fan/heatsink solution.
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schluej
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:46 am

Moin Moin,
The Latte Panda fan is nice and if you have the wooden case you can use it with a small modification.
Take a look her viewtopic.php?f=6&t=270#p1676
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Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:07 am

Merged all the fan threads in to one thread. Please post about fans/heating/cooling in this thread from now on.
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MadMax33309
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Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:55 pm

Hey,
I upgraded my cooling system.
Here all my pic's of my mod:
http://imgur.com/a/aNlfM
http://imgur.com/a/qZitg
I used the Noctua NF-A4 FLX 5V and some heatsinks from china.
After cinebench r15 I got max 65C and after a few mins with Prime95 max 71C

Best part is it is small and quiet :D

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