MSI 16L13 (Eurocom Tornado F5) Fan Modifications

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  1. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    Why not just use m.2 heat sinks with some high quality pads like Fujipoly?

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAC8W6SF4125

    You could also probably run some supply lines from the actual USB ports to provide power. USB-C on the back would be a good candidate as it probably largely goes unused for most people.
     
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  2. David Parushev

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    I already have heatsink with thermal pad ... problem is that this nvme controlled just run hot ... heat sink just get the heat but it needs air ... :/
    I am am just worried now if this hack can burn the motherboard :D if i have wired it wrong
     
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    Why not just run a USB cable from external to internal (small hole or maybe through the vent).. not much risk in that..
     
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    I tried the hacked adapter that i made. It works but not really effective to run fan on 3.3v without any space :D
     
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    I'm surprised a heat sink with some decent pads wasn't enough to curb temps a little.
     
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    It's a matter of airflow and air flow over surface area to dissipate heat. Adding a mass of metal to absorb heat only delays slightly the rise in average temperature, until the mass has attained balance with the SSD, then they both continue to rise in temperature.

    Some kind of heat transfer to the air, or a larger surface area - larger mass - needs to be set up to direct the heat away from the SSD.
    Even scattered air flow, distruption of the still air around the heatsink / SSD could help a little, it might be worth leaving on and buttoning it up to see if the temps are affected.

    Maybe a stiff piece of cardboard or other material can be used to funnel or focus the air away from the heatsink / SSD area, and direct it toward the nearest exhaust fan.
     
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  7. FrozenLord

    FrozenLord Notebook Geek

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    Your mod seems to be somewhat messy.
    And even though I understand why you are going to such lengths, I am not sure whether a simpler mod might be enough.
    Therefore: have you previously tried the foil mod:
    *** MSI 16L13 (Eurocom Tornado F5)/EVOC 16L-G-1080 15.6" Owner's Lounge ***

    While it will not offer the same cooling potential as using dedicated fans, it increases the surface area for heat transfer and (in my case) was sufficient to achieve tolerable temperatures on the NVME controller.
     
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    It's not a bad idea after all. I just wait for my step-up voltage module to come. I have some slim fans 8-10mm from hp laptop and they are perfect for the mod.
    After the first mod with the adda fans my PCH sensor goes to 80C+ and SSD goes up to 99C with thermal pad and radiator
     
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