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Default heat sinks on Mini 10 - 03-08-2010, 04:39 PM

hi all i didi the 2 gig ram upgrade as many others here have and netbook is running a bit warm but normal temps , 47-52 but my purple cover is out for delivery today and while i have it open i am wondering if i should take off the pads they have in there and replace the with these tiny copper cooling fins i have like this jsut to help with heat a bit , if i add i jsut not sure how to keep it on there i have the micro think doubble sided tape that comes with them , any ideas or info my cover will be here in the next hour hoping to get soem feedback thank you !!!

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ok nevermind , no way any heatsink witll fit in here , maybe solid copper pennies hehe attached with artic silver epoxy
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Default 03-08-2010, 04:50 PM

First off -- please downsize images before posting more; these make the page too wide.

I think the cooling is primarily conductive, not from internal air flow, so I don't think the fins on these devices would help much. Solid pieces of copper with flat surfaces plus Arctic Silver might be an improvement -- or not.

If I were pulling my 10v apart again (I've done it twice) I would either leave it as-is or add some AS to the existing heat pads. But I don't plan another disassembly (before I couldn't locate my AS but now I have).


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