So the new VIM heatsink and the 3705 fan combo isnt cutting it for me my boards dont run any cooler then around 40-43C at idle on the home screen doing nothing. Playing my game which runs it harder then anything else i do runs it up to 50 and thats when the auto cooling kicks on.
With the fan at the highest speed (super noisy) it only keeps it at about 44C
Im thinking of the larger passive sink and then getting some of those quiet premium Noctua brown fans they make for 3D printers
WHat i want to do is get a copper pad and use heatsink paste and do away with those gell pads which i think are the issue.
First ide like to try the copper pad with the new VIM sinks and the 3705 fan, before i move to the passive sink and the Noctua fans
What is the dimensions of the CPU? Does anyone know?
I dont mind the gel pad on the ram and memory chip but the CPU needs something better
My thought was use heatsink epoxy on the copper to the sink, but paste on the copper to chip that way i can still remove the sink.
I was tinking 1mm and 2mm thick but i dont know the exact dimension of the CPU
@Vladimir.v.v Actually you can find pretety cheap generic heatsinks, and with a slim thermal pad (which are cheap aswell) you don’t need to do anything else than a “sandwitch” haha
I did just that when the heatsink you’ve shown didn’t exist yet (only the half one for the fan), adding a 10x35x35mm heatsink that cost me 1€ with thermal pads, and the temperature didn’t become a problem anymore (don’t do 100% CPU usage tasks tho)
@BowerR64 keep in mind this is a 6 core board at 2,2Ghz and 1,8Ghz respectively, so it’s a beast for such a tiny SBC. To put a comparison, if you see Oodroid N2 (similar 4xA73+2xA53 chip from Amlogic) it comes with a giant heatsink as it needs a ton of surface to cool the heat.