Is it possible to use heat shield material to reduce temperature in keyboard area?

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  1. raclimja

    raclimja Notebook Consultant

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    I have lenovo Y50-70 and the problem is the keyboard area gets burning hot whenever I am doing something intensive.

    I already undervolted the CPU and cache ratio by -55mv and the onboard intel gpu by -50mv.

    I also installed the IdeaFan mod to make the fan ran at max RPM.


    I am thinking of using something similar to car exhaust heat shield wrap to put in between the keyboard area and the motherboard to reduce the keyboard temps.
    like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5FT-60-L-2-...RAP-/400744308547?hash=item5d4e38df43&vxp=mtr

    Is there any potential issues by doing that?
     
  2. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Nope, have fun!

    Not sure it'll fit ... don't know the Y50-70, suppose it has loads of space? A reflective film is thin and can be taped down at bottom of keyboard. Drawback of both options are, obviously, that they'll reflect heat towards the base, so ambient temperature will go up. Some bottle caps might help, either way.
     
  3. Splintah

    Splintah Notebook Deity

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    True, that is definitely something to consider. All that heat coming through keyboard being redirected will have to go somewhere, and it will go right back on your components.
     
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    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    A burning hot keyboard is not normal. What are your temps? Use realtemp or hwmonitor and report your CPU/GPU temps when the keyboard is that hot. There may be an overheating issue you need to look into.
     
  5. vmartins45

    vmartins45 Notebook Enthusiast

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    How long does not make a pc internal cleaning?
    Change the thermal mass (MX4) new termopads and then see the difference.
     
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    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    Another thing to consider if you are going to use a metallic heat shield of any kind inside your laptop is whether or not that metallic film is conductive. You don't want to risk shorting out any component.
     
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    Nightwish Newbie

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    Your laptop may be a bit dusty. A nice cleaning could solve your problem.
     
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