Possible Cooling Idea
Posted 10 July 2007 - 08:37 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 09:00 PM
I dont know if its been brought up.. or if anyone knows if its at all as viable as im thinking. but, could you not mount a fan on the GPU heatsink, and then put the DvD drive back in place only without the bottom attached? or in the very least cut out a spot to mount the fan in the bottom. it wouldnt be any 60mm fan or anything but any extra flow through the top of that heatsink would be really good. though it does require the loss of the cover top from the fan shroud mod. i dont know jsut a thought anyone think not puttin that bottom back on the DVD drive would be that bad of an idea?
thts not possible, my dvd drive has a circuit board across most of the bottom of it. I have a samsung/toshiba dvd drive. Plus where would the air come from or escape to uf theres something directly above it.
Posted 10 July 2007 - 09:10 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:09 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:37 PM
all i want to know.... is if i keep that bottom off the DVD drive... will it cause any major problems?? at all? the original Xbox kept its GPU heatsink cool with just as much clearance room as im gonna give this.. but i gotta get all my facts before i go ahead and not keep that damn cover on.
Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:52 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:56 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:16 PM
Edited by malmeid2, 10 July 2007 - 11:21 PM.
Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:28 PM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 12:09 AM
No offense but, i didnt ask if the fan will work viably. i simply want to know the dangers of not keeping that bottom cover on the DVD drive. OH well, someone will know im sure = ) thank you for the help though. ill post pics if all settles through, and there are no apparent dangers to not having that bottom tray on there.
Technically there isnt any danger if you did take off the bottom cover, aslong as the heatsink doesnt touch the above circuit board i think it will be fine. Heat is no problem. Just make sure nothing (conductive) is touching the bottom of the circuit or u may end up shorting it.
Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:15 AM
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