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post #1 of 11
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I was looking at some new HSF(the Ultra X, and i was that it has a little heatsink on the base too, and also saw that it cooled really well, so sadi, "why not do the same for the BT?" and today was a short day off of school, so lots of time.

here's the victim:


that annoying clip holder thingy was in my way! i had to pry it off


after filing down the welds/solder/ whatever that metallic sticky stuff is, i had to find a heatsink. i first tried an old K7 HSF, but iy wouldnt fit, and i gor rid of all my k6 heatsinks...damn it, so i had to use my MX4000's heatsink. after making my own thermal transfer pad( aluminum foil and silicon thermal paste, i didnt want to waste my AS5) i slid the BT mounting clip between the fins of the heatsink, then proceded to install it.

MSI ftw


Temps dropped some:
before: load:55C (with AS5 that was set)
After: load 54C ( with badly applied, off center by alot, not enough, AS5 that isnt set yet, i'm going to reseat is soon)

The MSI HSF is actually getting warm to the touch, and if you can find a better way to connect it to the BT base, please tell me. Next i'm going to stick a fan onto the base, and see whet temps i get. I'll update soon, and see what my temps are after a reseat. cheers!
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post #2 of 11
Now mod a little fan onto that base heatsink! That looks like it has potential, some people have modded ramsinks onto it but never a huge heatsink, like i've seen
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post #3 of 11
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i need a better way to connect the HSF to the base...lol, cuz the heatpipes are round, and the HSF only touches the top part... and, yes, i will get a fan on the thing...probably tomorrow
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Now you're screwed if you plan to upgrade to a C2D lol.
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post #5 of 11
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i'll figure out a way....duct tape+ bits of aluminum...i'll make it work...XD
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does electrical solder condoct heat very well? i might use that to connect the hSF to the base permanently
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post #7 of 11
if I recall correctly here, different types of solder transfer heat differently... it usually depends on the specific metal(s) used.

Id go with soldering if you can make it work, then work a way to get the mounting clippy guy back on as well.
    
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post #8 of 11
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the mounting thing is useless anyways, its bent in practically half...but it(the clip) fits just fine between the HSF fins, so i'll just leave that. I'll try to do the solder+fan mod tomorrow
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gah! i cant wait. haha. I'm probably going to go solder now. I'm a noob at it though... any tips?
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post #10 of 11
Dont over solder...its easier to add more than it is to remove! Keep it clean, just get the stuff together, you dont need globs all over
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