- Tram Ho
A user fed up with the cooling system of the Intel MacBook Pro, added a homemade water-cooling system to his machine. He said he had noticed a dramatic change in the performance of the device and could no longer hear the annoying fan blowing.
Theodric, a MacRumors forum member, made his own external water cooling system for the MacBook Pro. Sharing the reason behind this interesting mode screen, he said the fans in the Intel-powered MacBook Pro kept making annoying sounds, even during normal Zoom calls.
He used inexpensive parts including the AliExpress Bitcoin ASIC miner, the Aquastream XT Ultra water pump, the Zalman radiator and tank dating back to 2005 to create the cooling system. outside. More heat transfer heatsinks have been added between the metal housing and motherboard components, helping to conduct heat away from the MacBook Pro.
Hand-machined metal heatsinks
Entrance radiator plate with pump system
The heatsinks are then connected to the water cooling system from the outside. Interestingly, the pump uses Windows software to control so Theodric has to use an additional virtual machine on his MacBook Pro. To monitor the progress, he connected the Raspberry Pi computer to the system.
The normal working conditions of the computer increase the water temperature from 17-18ºC to 26ºC in about 6 hours. After that, the external fan will start and run at 700 rpm until the water temperature returns to 23ºC.
A close-up of all the homemade water-cooling system for MacBook Pro
Theodric account holder removed the case and made his own the parts that connect to the external cooling system
Ultimately theodric was able to create a completely silent MacBook Pro, no annoying fan noise and significantly improved processing performance. If you’re looking for a MacBook with better performance and efficient cooling, check out Apple’s latest line of Apple M1 chips. Apple is expected to further drastically improve the heat dissipation design on the upcoming 14-inch MacBook Pro.
While this fun little project is worth studying and learning, it is a very difficult task, and without enough knowledge and confidence, you can ruin the internal parts. in MacBook Pro. See more homemade liquid cooling system display for MacBook Pro here .
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Source : Genk