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T6x can I bulk the heatsink thickness so it touches keyboard's bottom ?

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T6x can I bulk the heatsink thickness so it touches keyboard's bottom ?

#1 Post by 123434 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:28 am

Hello ( a basic entry level question )
T6x-models:
I added copper mass to T61's HSF with copper plates(thickness 1mm) and copper tape(0.1mm).
Should I insert insulation tape on the top of the HSF so it won't touch the keyboard's bottom ? Is the touching a problem flow of electricity ?

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Re: T6x can I bulk the heatsink thickness so it touches keyboard's bottom ?

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon May 14, 2018 9:59 am

123434 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:28 am
Should I insert insulation tape on the top of the HSF so it won't touch the keyboard's bottom ? Is the touching a problem flow of electricity ?
Electricity? Probably not.

IMO the bigger problem is heat transfer, as the keyboard wasn't designed to carry heat.
I'm not sure, but the heat might degrade (over time) the plastic sheets that make up the keyboard's circuit board.

Add insulation tape? Better safe than sorry. :D
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Re: T6x can I bulk the heatsink thickness so it touches keyboard's bottom ?

#3 Post by 123434 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:36 am

Yes I added:
- 1pc D4mm, L=80mm shaped copper rod
- 2pcs copper plates\rounds (Thickness 1-2mm)
- Copper tape
On top of CPU and GPU heat sinks and final added thickness ranging from +1.5-2.5mm and no worries everything fits perfectly. Paste is Noctua NT-H1 and thermal pad is Arctic 1.0mm.
Now:
CPU: T9300 processor temp= 30-42*C
GPU: Geforce 140NVS temp= 60-80*C (0817A2=17 week 2008)

Previously had T8300 and I think values are -7*C lower :thumbs-UP:

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