05-09-2022 08:53 AM
05-24-2022 10:34 AM
05-24-2022 01:11 PM
This is how I solved this:
05-24-2022 01:40 PM
07-30-2022 12:57 AM
Based purely on the math, a square with a 47mm side should have a 66mm diagonal. This is a rhombus, not a square, so one diagonal will be bigger than that and the other smaller. So, I might be able to fit a 60x60x10mm heatsink on there. Looks like I'll have to take the thing off the shelf and disassemble it again so I can actually measure it.
If I wanted to try aluminum, something like this might work:
And for copper, I could probably use parts of this:
But, again, I'll have to actually measure the diagonals and check the distance to other parts (especially the distance to that second M.2 slot).
EDIT 1: The actual measurements of the diagonals are about 62mm and 71mm. So, based solely on that, there'd be no problem with using a 60x60mm heatsink. But, the distance to the 2nd M.2 slot looks to be just a tad less than what the diagonal of a 60x60mm heatsink (~85mm) would need: it's hard to measure, but the distance from the center of the chipset to the edge of the M.2 slot is about 40mm (or about 2mm short). Then, there's a raised chip of some sort about 35mm towards the motherboard's edge from the center of the chipset. I'm not sure if that would get in the way of the heatsink, but if it does, a 50x50mm heatsink would be the biggest that would fit. So, I guess I'll limit myself to that.
EDIT 2: I also stuck my particular graphics card back in the slot and tried to measure the actual distance to the motherboard. Again, really hard to do. But, it looks like about 16mm. So, Jack007's use of a 15mm high heatsink looks like it should have worked. I assume the problem was with the height of the chipset and any thermal paste/putty that pushed the heatsink too high and required the shortening of most of it.
07-30-2022 01:00 AM
I was wondering what size heat sink did you end up using? Do you think the 60mm x 60mm x 10mm would be to big? I found a similar black aluminum heatsink on AliExpress that was 50mm x 50mm x 12.8mm, do you think that would work. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to AliExpress here but i just did a search for " heat sink 50mm x 50mm x 10mm " and it came right up. It's $7.11 for three of them with free shipping.
05-24-2022 07:35 PM
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