Hello forum, before destroying my new LG Gram 17 with the following plan, I thought I'd better aks the experts, what you think of it ^^ ...
I was thinking about applying thin thermic pads to the M.2 drives (I have some hiqh quality soft = compressible ones by ARCTIC with 13 W/mK laying around of 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0mm thickness laying around here).
- The drives seem to get extremely hot; especially when both are working.
- There are some quiet (but annoying high frequency) noises, which I think come from the M.2 drives. Maybe the thermic pads damp those sounds a bit as a bonus side effect.
Problems I see:
a) Thermic coupling to the mainboard might overheat the mainboard compoments in the vicininty??
b) Thermic coupling to the laptop cover might interfer with the airflow/cooling system? (There is a distance of about 1mm between the top of the drives and the casing).
I have an annotated photo (uploaded to dropbox) of the interior, but it says, I can't post links?
Maybe this works: dropbox.com/s/53gnzjom9d4lqmi/LG_Gram_17_thermal_pads_for_SSDs.jpg
PS: Any other
small components, you could think of, which might benefit from thermic coupling to the (magnesium) casing?
Thanks for any help!!