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NEO-X5 Mod: Heatsink for CPU

Discussion in 'NEO X5' started by gimpyyy316, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. gimpyyy316

    gimpyyy316 New Member

    NEO-X5 Mod: Heatsink for CPU

    [​IMG]by FBK2904 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:54 am
    OK, guys!

    Here is my first hardware mod for the NEO-X5.
    I have two heat sinks (each 33 x 19 x 4.5 mm) placed on the RK3066.
    On the RK3066 I applied two small strips of thermal paste.
    And in outer parts of the RK3066 two points with superglue because it only with thermal paste is not liable.
    Then pressed the two heat sink on the CPU. In the picture you can see that between two heat sinks a little thermal paste (gold color) came out.

    Now he's running with "NoFrills" or "SetCPU" or any other clocking app between "min. 504" and "max. 1512" Mhz without continuous operation to be hot!
    As covernor i set "hotplug" (for dual core's).

    PS: Since the battery was moving in the box, i glued them equal.
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  2. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    Images arent working for me :(
    I have some Copper Raspberry Pi heatsinks arriving next week :)

    I'll have a look but cant you get Thermal Glue as opposed to Thermal Paste?
  3. MINIX

    MINIX Administrator Staff Member

    can't see the image.
    by the way our original firmware allows dynamic speed up to 1.6GHz max. which is already the real max.
    no need to oc at all
  4. KeepInItDroid

    KeepInItDroid Administrator Staff Member

    So hot plug activates both cores to be on at the same time?

    Pics are not loading

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  5. gimpyyy316

    gimpyyy316 New Member

  6. KeepInItDroid

    KeepInItDroid Administrator Staff Member

  7. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    probably not necessary but I always figure that cooler is better :D
    My gaming PC runs at 24°c under full load :p

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  8. KeepInItDroid

    KeepInItDroid Administrator Staff Member

    Yea a pc as of now is day and night compared to each other. But we will see where dev goes on x5

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  9. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    When I ran AnTuTu, I think I saw that it said the max for the CPU was 1.7ghz

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  10. wender01887

    wender01887 New Member

    can you show how to open the box?
  11. ZMEU.NET

    ZMEU.NET Member

    Interesting idea, but superglue hm. Heatsinks are great but they should be already installed by the manufacturers.
  12. Sav25

    Sav25 New Member

    I like this, I did something similar with my Raspberry Pi. I'm waiting for my X5 to turn up, couple of weeks yet :(

    So what's the current status around overclocking? Is it even possible?
  13. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    I believe Minix said its on demand so if it needs to it goes to the maximum 1.6ghz
  14. Sav25

    Sav25 New Member

    Hmm I wonder if there is an opportunity to make it constantly run at top speed?
  15. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    Sav25.. Once devs make some custom ROMs then yeah we will be able to :)

    ZMEU.NET.. I used Thermal Adhesive for mine :)
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  16. ZMEU.NET

    ZMEU.NET Member

    Very interesting, i noticed thar neo5 gets very hot when downloading large files via wifi, games like asphalt or nfs. Also the wifi signal fluctuates a lot.
  17. KeepInItDroid

    KeepInItDroid Administrator Staff Member

    Set governor to performance to reach maximum clock at a steady flow of you didn't know

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  18. Raffaele Diana

    Raffaele Diana New Member

    Hello.
    I noticed something moving inside. The battery !?
    Can you exatly how to open the cover and so on !?

    It is better to glue the battery i suppose. I don't want it to makte some chip hotter or something like this...
    Thanks,
    Raffaele.
  19. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    You can open it by sliding a small flat screwdriver or knife in the crack around the bottom. There are little clips, don't force it but go around slowly and it will pop open. Pull it off once loose then there's 5 little Philips head screws to undo.
    It is the battery you can hear/feel moving.
    Mine is a bit loose but nothing to worry about :)

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  20. Raffaele Diana

    Raffaele Diana New Member

    Ok. So did you glue it?
  21. Gh0st

    Gh0st Administrator Staff Member

    I didn't worry about it personally. It felt stable enough for me. If it is going to be moved around a bit it might be smart. I'd personally try something other than glue though.

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  22. ZMEU.NET

    ZMEU.NET Member

    I really appreciate the dis-assembly photos but a video on how to do it will be even more better :D

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