Amiga A1200 040 Heatpipe cooling

TheoryBoy

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Just a few photos of my Apollo 68040 40Mhz with a heat pipe taken from a dead HP laptop.


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The original fan was just way way way too noisy, it had to go.



I have used this adhesive thermal foil in the past and found it had excellent mechanical adhesion, it proved ideal here.
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A little bit of support.

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It does get warm, which is a good sign.


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Hopefully this location will alow the heat to escape a little bit easier.
Also I am going to stick with convection cooling for the moment, see how hot it gets.


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:D
 
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Odd, I used amibays builtin album. Anyway I have switched to a different host.
:)
 

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Nice mod! Might give this a try myself on my Apollo 68060@80Mhz

Is the thermal tape specialist stuff or is it like the metal foil ducting tape used in the heating industry?

If it's specialist, where do you get it from? :)
 

bazzaq

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Nice idea..
 

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Excellently done. Now run the Startruck demo (or Relic) to see if the machine will be still stable.
 

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Very nice!

I have a few old laptops (P1/2/3) around the house, maybe its time to open them up & see if something can be useful!
 

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That Relic demo is impressive, it finished it after 8 minutes. I didnt run the other one as I need 64Mb and I only have one simm in it at the moment, (stupid apollo 32MB limit/simm) but maybe I might put a second simm on it someday but only if I can get it to work in A1200 case.
 

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I think it's a nice job, I hope the chip below (more or less) does not heat with it.. I have something similar in my box of junk pile.. Will have a look at it if overclocking

Good that you used termal tape, last heatsink I used hotglue and it has a huge space between the chip and the heatsink.
 

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cool idea ;-)

and arrgh.. I just threw out 7-8 defective portable computers.. I should have stripped them more than I did..
 
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