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#1 Whatup1049

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:53 PM

Well yesterday while the paint was drying on my xbox case I put these heatsinks on the mainboard of my xbox. I didn't know if it would really help but I did it anyways.

Well today its all back together and I checked the temps after running for 5 hours...

107 mainboard and 116 CPU! WOW

I don't know why it cooled it off so much but it's great!

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Check out the latest temps....

Heatsink mod in tandem with 12 volt fan mod after playing halo for 1 hour:
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Edited by Whatup1049, 03 July 2003 - 03:00 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:57 PM

How did you stick them on? (I have only removed a heatsink and replaced it on something with a bracket, e.g. a CPU)

That looks cool...

Where did you get the copper heatsinks? Did you use the paste?

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:57 PM

Also is it safe to take the GPU fan off now that its cooler? What kind of temp ranges are acceptable for it?

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (feflicker @ Jul 2 2003, 10:57 PM)
How did you stick them on? (I have only removed a heatsink and replaced it on something with a bracket, e.g. a CPU)

That looks cool...

Where did you get the copper heatsinks? Did you use the paste?

The copper heatsinks are from a vantec heatsink/fan kit and I had them left over. The kit is called "Vantec Cebero" I believe" I just took the dremel out and cut it into pieces that suited the chip sizes. Then I used thermal paste in teh middle and a ring of super glue to hold it on.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 09:06 PM

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 09:23 PM

Super glue is never going to give the best heat conduction and may actually melt if the component gets hot enough. You should have got a hold of some thermal adhesive like from the Arctic Silver range as it's designed for exactly what you have done.

Great modification though and I guess it should be one of the more practiced MOD's as it appears to be effective. I'm off to buy some RAM-sinks!

Edited by MemphisReins, 02 July 2003 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2003 - 09:32 PM

What about the ram chips on the underside of the board? Great lil cooling mod there though.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (MemphisReins @ Jul 2 2003, 11:23 PM)
Super glue is never going to give the best heat conduction and may actually melt if the component gets hot enough. You should have got a hold of some thermal adhesive like from the Arctic Silver range as it's designed for exactly what you have done.

Great modification though and I guess it should be one of the more practiced MOD's as it appears to be effective. I'm off to buy some RAM-sinks!

I put a blob of thermal paste in the middle of the heatsink, then a "ring" of super glue surrounding it. Still good thermal transfer and when I stuck them on they were permenantly attached after 10 seconds. That super glue isn't gonna budge, really stuck well to it.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 09:53 PM

Thats fuckin sweet good job man,

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 10:47 PM

Nice job man, looks good wink.gif

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 01:18 AM

I don't know if this is abnormal or not but I get 102 F on stock cooling with the 12v mod...

#12 Whatup1049

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 03:01 AM

BUMP check latest pic... wink.gif

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 03:12 AM

Arctic Silver makes a Thermal Epoxy that is specific for this. Works great because it holds the heatsinks and disipates the heat well.

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (Whatup1049 @ Jul 2 2003, 10:53 PM)
Well yesterday while the paint was drying on my xbox case I put these heatsinks on the mainboard of my xbox. I didn't know if it would really help but I did it anyways.

Well today its all back together and I checked the temps after running for 5 hours...

107 mainboard and 116 CPU! WOW

I don't know why it cooled it off so much but it's great!

user posted image

Check out the latest temps....

Heatsink mod in tandem with 12 volt fan mod after playing halo for 1 hour:
user posted image

you know what would look really cool, if you put little tiny fans over each of those heat sinks, lol but man those look cool. if you had a plexiglass case and you could look at them then that would be cool to.,

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 05:07 PM

good stuff
tho the super glue is gonna create hot spots on the chips
so yeah, invest in some thermal epoxy




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