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Confirming T61p FX570 Heatsink 42W2028 fits Frankenpad?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:39 pm
by xsixt
This is the brilliant go to thread about building a frankenpad, where the OP suggests builds a machine with 42W2028 T61p FX570 heatsink.

However someone in the thread claims its a poor fit. Can someone confirm or deny?

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Thanks in advance.

Re: Confirming T61p FX570 Heatsink 42W2028 fits Frankenpad?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:00 am
by wujstefan
It needs only some super-basic extremely easy mod. Cutting 3 or 4 gills out of it, and that's it. Or even pulling them out.
If swapping to fx570m try to hunt for a 3-heatpipe heatsink (unless this is exactly what you've got :)). It carries just the same FRU, runs reasonably cooler than any other option (but is a bit louder than T500).

I will be disassembling my system in a couple of days, may take a a quick shot and post it for you.

Re: Confirming T61p FX570 Heatsink 42W2028 fits Frankenpad?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:53 am
by olex126
Just started last night with another T601F Frankenpad using the aforementioned fan/heatsink.

Confirmed that the 42W2028 fits and does an excellent job of cooling....38-40 degrees C at idle.

(In this case an Intel x9000 @ 2.8 Ghz in one of Tuus' NOS 44C3924 Nvidia NVS140M planars.) :D :D :D

Only minor shifting of the top fins at the rear of the fan were required for a perfect fit.

Arctic Silver 5 paste, original pads were still in the heatsink.

Core Temp shows 38C @ idle, 65C with light web browsing . :D :D :D

https://imgur.com/a/ZeduE

Going to spend the day finishing the assembly and running some Furmark tests to see if/how much undervolting will be required.

Regards.

Dave

Re: Confirming T61p FX570 Heatsink 42W2028 fits Frankenpad?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 am
by xsixt
olex126 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:53 am
Only minor shifting of the top fins at the rear of the fan were required for a perfect fit.
Thank you to both of you - are we talking about those copper fins which stick up near the left hinge - and are conveniently the same width and fit the wifi cables? :mrgreen:

Re: Confirming T61p FX570 Heatsink 42W2028 fits Frankenpad?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:24 pm
by olex126
Yep, 10-4 Good Buddy (as they USED to say on the road...)

Those are the fins on the top...as XSIST claimed, they just need a gentle "nudging" to make the fan fit in place.

No problem with the Wi-Fi wires.

Regards.

Dave