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The 1st gen macbook air cpu and gpu cooler. It literally is just a thin piece of aluminum sheet metal. Not even fins. The fan beside just blows air over the top of the aluminum sheet... I discovered this when I was fixing my GF's macbook air. It's only slightly better than having a bare cpu and gpu with no cooler at all.

The cpu and gpu are underneath the two ends of that V shaped piece of metal. That piece of metal is a spring sort of device that provides pressure so the "heatsink" presses on the chips. By tightening down that screw at the point of the V shaped spring you provide mounting pressure...

Her macbook air idles at 55 to 60 C... Regularly hits 100 to 105 C within 1 minute when watching a youtube video...
Edited by Epitope - 7/18/11 at 11:03pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CJRhoades;14265790 
I opened up my dad's MSI Wind a few days back to upgrade the RAM and here's what I found keeping the CPU cool:
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Doesn't get much worse than a thin metal plate....


EDIT: As for desktop coolers:
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The cpu is under the fan. That is the graphics proccesor, or bridge.

So you changed the picture? now i look like a tool
Edited by Socks keep you warm - 7/18/11 at 11:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Epitope;14265803 
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The 1st gen macbook air cpu and gpu cooler. It literally is just a thin piece of aluminum sheet metal. Not even fins. The fan beside just blows air over the top of the aluminum sheet... I discovered this when I was fixing my GF's macbook air. It's only slightly better than having a bare cpu and gpu with no cooler at all.

The cpu and gpu are underneath the two ends of that V shaped piece of metal. That piece of metal is a spring sort of device that provides pressure so the "heatsink" presses on the chips. By tightening down that screw at the point of the V shaped spring you provide mounting pressure...

Her macbook air idles at 55 to 60 C... Regularly hits 100 to 105 C within 1 minute when watching a youtube video...

I wonder how much better the new one is:
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to all the people saying "stock coolers"

you've obviously never seen the stock cooler on a 980x...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn;14265884 
to all the people saying "stock coolers"

you've obviously never seen the stock cooler on a 980x...
well, for $1000, even Intel knows best than to add a regular cooler.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm;14265862 
The cpu is under the fan. That is the graphics proccesor, or bridge.

So you changed the picture? now i look like a tool

You were wrong anyway. There's nothing under the fan.
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I changed the picture because because the first one was actually an aftermarket heatsink, which is really the same as the original, it just has a few fins on it.
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any mobile cooler sucks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kora04;14265923 
any mobile cooler sucks

Not necessarily. My mom's old HP has 2 heatpipes spread across 3 separate heatsinks with 2 fans just for the CPU. It takes up the entire left 3rd of the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CJRhoades;14265949 
Not necessarily. My mom's old HP has 2 heatpipes spread across 3 separate heatsinks with 2 fans just for the CPU. It takes up the entire left 3rd of the case.
bold = keyword.

Old HP of mine = two 0.6cm heatpipes, one to the NB and other to the CPU
Friend's new HP = one shared 0.4cm heatpipe for CPU and SB.
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