Difference between revisions of "ROCK64 Premium Aluminum Casing"

Jump to navigation Jump to search
(→‎Tips and Tricks: Suggest grinding off the anodising.)
(Note that the case is mostly compatible with the PINE H64 as well as the ROCK64)
 
Line 40: Line 40:


Anodising has a significantly poorer thermal conductivity than aluminium, therefore grinding off the anodising before fitting the blue thermal pad should result in a lower CPU temperature.
Anodising has a significantly poorer thermal conductivity than aluminium, therefore grinding off the anodising before fitting the blue thermal pad should result in a lower CPU temperature.
=== Using the case with the PINE H64 ===
Whilst the case is sold as a ROCK64 accessory, all the connectors and mounting screws on the [[PINE H64]] are in the same spots.  The only difficulty is that the H6 CPU is closer to the "Pi2" connector and extends beyond the edge of the heat spreader by about 5mm.  [[User:AlephNull]] used a piece of copper shim on top of the H6 (with a smear of thermal paste) to spread the heat back to the thermal pad.  In this configuration, the CPU stabilised at about 76°C running 4 copies of a CPU stress test.  Whilst a lower temperature might be nice, this is still well below the 125°C limit.


[[Category:Rock64]]
[[Category:Rock64]]