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Question Overheating unrelated to CPU - 06-10-2014, 06:58 AM

So i've upgraded my mini 9 to 2gb of ram and a runcore 32gb ssd and it was fine for a long while, but to be fair it's been a very long time since it was my daily driver, now however i start to use it again and find its overheating, but it's not the cpu, the cpu temps MAX are 50c after some tweaking to the pads (aka removing them and replacing with thick thermal paste, also cutting out a section of the plastic shielding on the keyboard itself and reusing the pads to connect the heat spreader to my keyboard chassis, again all the test show max temps of 50c after prime95) BUT the base of the unit right above the ssd, ram, and wireless card is very hot, its been the hottest part of the unit since i got it, i was just running updates to a fresh win8 install (just wanted to see how it handles it) and i watched it blue screen and reboot saying no boot drive, basically what i'm thinking is the ssd is overheating and causing the crash, it's done it 3 times now but the last one was the first time i saw it, the others i just came back to it and seeing the no boot device. it hasn't had that problem when i have it upside down though. it's by far not a daily driver for me anymore so i'm willing to experiment a bit, any ideas on how to minimize the heat?

TLDR: a lot of heat not from the cpu, most likely ssd
any ideas on how to minimize the heat?
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Default 06-10-2014, 12:42 PM

The SSDs do run hot - I don't know if there's more you can do. The Mini 9's thermal characteristics were never very good to begin with. What I do is use a ventilated stand that allows a lot of air circulation underneath. This helps a bit.


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Default 01-25-2016, 04:04 PM

dont know if it can inprove it, but you can use metal/copper plates from older cpu coolers and put these over the parts you want to cool, it might inprove cooling with a 5C
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Default 01-27-2016, 12:56 AM

Well, no, you can't. No room.


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Default 01-27-2016, 04:29 PM

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Well, no, you can't. No room.
there is some room, for it too fit, 1 0,5-1mm copper plate can fit in.

otherwise there is barily any more room for extra cooling plates

at frozenCPU
you can buy for 7usd
a 100x100x1-2mm thermal pad (silicon)

if you cut it it can fit onto the parts needing better cooling

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havent replaced the thermal pads yet
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currently have a HDD cooler pasted on the bottem with velcro:

made a usb to molex adapter on the 12V plug side
havent tested yet how much it will cool, yet
odly enough it is still powered trough usb even if the laptop is off.

i have set bot fans to blowing setting/side so it blows air onto the bottem case.

also have brough a space bottem panel for the HW swapping, (might want to screw the fans onto it)(took a 2nd one to prevent destroying the original one that came with it)
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gonna 3d print a better handle so i can have the cooler and still hold it in 1 hand, or set it on a desk
(will upload designs and files later for you guys to use) (use same kind of design as me for optimal usage)

(design is based on my batery, but can be changed to fit the native battery [not much work to do this])
my battery:

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