[DISCUSSION] Fans/Heatsinks/CPU Cooling Mods

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ED209
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 am

Pectabyte wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:43 am
Does it matter which side of the board you mount the heatsink/fan too?
Yes. The key heating components, like power management unit and CPU, are placed at the bottom side.

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fender90
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:43 pm

ED209 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 am
Pectabyte wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:43 am
Does it matter which side of the board you mount the heatsink/fan too?
Yes. The key heating components, like power management unit and CPU, are placed at the bottom side.
Which I find to be a design flaw. If you place a heatsink of a fan you will make the board much thicker. They could place the CPU on the other side in thiis case the heatsinks would perfectly fit with the height of the pins

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Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:26 pm

fender90 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:43 pm
ED209 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 am
Pectabyte wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:43 am
Does it matter which side of the board you mount the heatsink/fan too?
Yes. The key heating components, like power management unit and CPU, are placed at the bottom side.
Which I find to be a design flaw. If you place a heatsink of a fan you will make the board much thicker. They could place the CPU on the other side in thiis case the heatsinks would perfectly fit with the height of the pins
A customer designed thermal. Maybe a good sample for keeping it thin.
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fender90
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LattePanda wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:26 pm
fender90 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:43 pm
ED209 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 am


Yes. The key heating components, like power management unit and CPU, are placed at the bottom side.
Which I find to be a design flaw. If you place a heatsink of a fan you will make the board much thicker. They could place the CPU on the other side in thiis case the heatsinks would perfectly fit with the height of the pins
A customer designed thermal. Maybe a good sample for keeping it thin.
That's a great example. Unfortunately not every Lattepanda user has access to hardware required for building a custom cooling solution. Lattepanda is perfect almost in everything. The only things that keep me to switch my projects to Lattepanda completely is the lack of effective yet thin cooling solutions and absence of official Android build for the board. In any other way it is almost perfect

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Diomedes1905
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Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:11 am

acasta wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:57 pm
Hi!
I received my new heat sinks yesterday, and just tinkered around with them:

For reference: 40x32mm heat sink, small raspi-heat sink, 5V fan.
I made a mistake and got two of 40x40x11 mm heatsink, any help with a case?

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Diomedes1905
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:01 am

Diomedes1905 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:11 am
acasta wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:57 pm
Hi!
I received my new heat sinks yesterday, and just tinkered around with them:

For reference: 40x32mm heat sink, small raspi-heat sink, 5V fan.
I made a mistake and got two of 40x40x11 mm heatsink, any help with a case?
Or at least, in how to modify an existing case?

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