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2x 40mm Fan cooling enhancement


tetete
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Hi all

 

I really like the idea of 2x40mm fan active cooling for E3-1230 V2

 

I did some enhancement to the ideas I found on this forum, and I really like it.

 

The idea is actually very simple, use both tap and zip tie to firm up location of the 2 fans.

 

Zip tie is thin enough, that it will not block hard drive bay.

 

the zip tie head direction have to be exact as shown in the picture. otherwise it will block the cpu heat sink

 

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Top view how how I zip tie the fan to the ceiling. or bottom depend on the perspective.

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some additional data

 

after 15 min FPU System Stability test in AIDA64,

 

the fan is at 39%.

 

Not sure where that " 07-VR P1 Zone" is

 

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some additional data

 

after 15 min FPU System Stability test in AIDA64,

 

the fan is at 39%.

 

Not sure where that " 07-VR P1 Zone" is

 

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VR = Voltage Regulator. It powers the CPU which is why it gets so hot.

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VR = Voltage Regulator. It powers the CPU which is why it gets so hot.

 

Thanks for the infor

 

Do you now where that is? Is it possible to put some small heat sink on it?

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Do you now where that is? Is it possible to put some small heat sink on it?

It is the little narrow but long heatsink next to the main CPU heatsink.

 

Your VR is very hot but that may be because you've got a E3-1230v2 in there. You're well below the caution temperature though so it is probably fine.

 

My microserver with a E3-1265Lv2 and a P222 card in the slot has the following temperatures currently. I have extra sensor readings because of the P222 card and the FBWC module that is attached to it.

 

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I see, since it already have a small heatsink on it, I guess there's not much we can do.

 

I might replace the thermal paste when I got time

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I see, since it already have a small heatsink on it, I guess there's not much we can do.

 

I might replace the thermal paste when I got time

 

I haven't had a look underneath it myself yet, but if it's anything like north/southbridge heatsinks on PC motherboards it will have some thermal pad between it and whatever is under it, as opposed to some thermal paste, which probably won't do a very good job at helping to bridge contact for cooling, infact I have some awesome exepensive 17kw/h Fujipoly Ultra Extreme thermal pads lying around so I think I might open it up and have a look under it and replace the pad. I'll post some pics in a bit.

 

You'll need to remove the motherboard from the tray completely though because it's fixed down with push-spring screw things that need to be reached on the other side to get them out without breaking them (you can buy more cheap on ebay though).

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Ugh I can't edit my post but decided to do it another time, got things to do today, just wanted to edit my post to say that but.. can't.

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