EzBook 3 Plus heatsink mod

EzBook 3 Plus heatsink mod

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  • #75497

    Francesco
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    Hi guys, i’ve ordered the EzBook 3 plus for 339€ with the cyber monday deal (shame on me for not getting the air 12 i know, but the almost 100€ price difference was a bit too steep for me).

    Since the core M runs quite hot i’d like to do the heatsink mod, however i’m not an expert and the only times i’ve opened my notebook i’ve simply dusted the fan. I’ll probably stick to connecting the copper heatsink to the rear lid with a thermal pad, it’s a good idea? And how thick should the thermal pad be?

    Here is the only pic i found of the internals, a shotout to @sleinad for providing it

    And since i’m here are there any news on the wireless card problem?

    thanks!

    #75549

    Francesco
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    #75550

    S.
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    Hi, if you remove the copper lid on the right side, there is already a termal pad covering the core-m3.

     

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    #75553

    Francesco
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    Thanks, however i’d rather not mess with the m3-heatsink combo, just adding a thermal pad to connect the rear lid to the heatsink. Do you think a 1mm thermal pad is thick enough?

    #75560

    S.
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    Yeah, sould be enough.

    #75629

    Bloodr0se
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    I have a couple of related questions if that’s OK

    1. Is it right to assume that a larger-sized M.2 drive can’t be installed in this laptop because of where the slot is positioned?
    2. Is the thermal pad underneath the copper shield a silicone one and if so then would replacing it with a copper shim improve thermals/performance?

    TIA

    #75691

    S.
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    Not tested, but probably you can install a 2260 M.2 unit. For sure 2280 m.2 will not fit. Regarding the thermal pad, is a silicone one.

     

    #75693

    Bloodr0se
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    Not tested, but probably you can install a 2260 M.2 unit. For sure 2280 m.2 will not fit. Regarding the thermal pad, is a silicone one.

    Great, thanks. Do you know if there is any copper on the interior of the bottom casing or is it just the same casing as the other EZBooks 3’s?

    My current plan is just to remove the copper shield, place a shim and some MX-4 on the CPU die and then re-use the silicone thermal pad on the top of the copper shield in the area that’s circled in your picture. Do you think that would offer any improvement?

    #75721

    Chupa
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    Yes you find exactly that recomendation shown in one of Chris videos

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    #75728

    Bloodr0se
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    I think that’s where the idea came from however he was working on a different laptop/chipset at the time. Information/guides for the EZB3 Plus seems a little rare tbh.

    #75783

    Francesco
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    I should get mine soon (if christmas shippings don’t slow down it too much), i’ve ordered a 50x50x1.5 mm arctic thermal pad, i’ll keep you guys updated and try to answer any questions 🙂

    #75790

    Bloodr0se
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    If you plan on doing any gaming on it then I think the cooling will definitely need some work. Mine was hitting above 90 degrees running Skyrim SE tonight and that’s in the cold of winter.

    #75804

    Francesco
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    Yeah i’ll connect the heatsink to the rear panel, hope that’s enough because messing with the internals is a bit too much. are the performance in skyrim good? I’d like to play it 🙂

    #75805

    Bloodr0se
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    The performance on standard Skyrim is absolutely fine, even at 1080p. I’ve had to tweak SE to get it to run at a stable 30 though but I doubt the high temps are helping much at the moment. I was hoping the copper shim I ordered last week would be delivered over the weekend but unfortunately it wasn’t.

    #75809

    Francesco
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    The performance on standard Skyrim is absolutely fine, even at 1080p. I’ve had to tweak SE to get it to run at a stable 30 though but I doubt the high temps are helping much at the moment. I was hoping the copper shim I ordered last week would be delivered over the weekend but unfortunately it wasn’t.

    Even at 1080p?! You made my day man 🙂

    Please post the results with the full heatsink mode once you’re done, i may consider risk it if the gains are really good

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