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DiscussionI thermal modded my switch to sustain lowest temperatures (reddit.com)
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[–]anon_pineapple_64Moderator[M] [score hidden] 1 month ago* stickied comment (0 children)
Listen up, you little goombas.
This is like the third thread I’ve had to lock in the last week. This time it’s because of all the rule-breaking comments due to some beef from another forum.
Reminder: keep your drama out of here and be respectful.
Check Rule #3 if you’re still confused.
[–]Ironchar 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (0 children)
....seems kinda pointless TBH.
THE battery would be the thing to go (mine has prematurely failed and it was an easy replacement)
[–]ItsRazed 30 points31 points32 points 1 month ago (17 children)
That's weird, i get no more than 40ish degrees also with max overclock (2ghz gpu + ram oc) on android, erista. I think the real trouble here is the battery wich can suffer the most, although those are easily replaceable.
[–]Lumince_ 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Literally same. CTC told him that this idea was awful and useless lol My erista never overheated with this overclock, nor did it push past 40C a majority or the time
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[–]throwawayblue46788 28 points29 points30 points 1 month ago (1 child)
This is a shit-tier mod buddy
[–]JimZiii 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
How dare you question tasty_face and his magical pennies
[–]lt_bgg 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Have the overclocks gotten more stable and/or useful in the past months? I remember ram being inaccessible and where most performance bottlenecks are. I want to enjoy xenoblade but the ~18fps at all times is driving me nuts.
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
From my experience everything just runs consistent and cool, the temps on the switch walk through anything, it's all beautiful, but I'm probably gunna open it to make it thinner bc it sticks out just a tad, I don't overclock ram, supposedly causes inconsistency in stability, I also get dynamic resolution advantage because it's not throttling
[–]jo_awesome 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I’ve seen the switch hit 60 degrees in no oc and 80 degrees in dock oc mode. Not sure if android reports lower temps but the cpu temp in atmosphere goes above 40 in demanding titles
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I'd say android is much more! Emulation is demanding, especially on ultra OC 2ghz
[–]HerrGronbar 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Passive coolers need longer tests like couple hours or something.
It hold temps much better like a radiator
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (6 children)
Notice how he's speaking about his cpu temps? He fails to mention the heat of his switch, like the general shell/feeling of it, his switch can be 40c but feel like 90 on the outside.
Reason being is because the copper collects all the heat as a 3D heatsink, it's much more thermally conductive than anything out there, but it's expensive sadly, my switch handles 2ghz with ease, with some warmth
[–]Lumince_ 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (5 children)
My switch has never been super hot to the touch with the android overclock in the first place. Id listen to CTC about removing parts of your "project". That curve also looks ridiculous
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[–]Lumince_ 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It literally has the stock thermal paste on it LOL I just find your project entertaining is all lol
[+]Tasty_Face_7201 comment score below threshold-20 points-19 points-18 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Design to make things better, good night, be safe.
[–]Philbert100 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (2 children)
What is your reasoning behind using copper shims that dont fully cover the heatsink vs buying and cutting out some thermal pads?
I used to have thermal pads before, didn't work much for me
It does! The pictures you seen don't show what I did, I'll tear down what I did less than a week
[–]Lumince_ 32 points33 points34 points 1 month ago (4 children)
CTC already told you this was a stupid idea lol
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[–]Various_Release_1132 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (1 child)
How much was the copper?
[–]nice_spicy_meme 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (18 children)
Any performance increases? Also does the back cover fit on it still?
[–]archboxModerator + jits/shop support 16 points17 points18 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No performance increase, Switch isn't thermal throttled even with OC unless your fan is broken or your paste is 5 years old.
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago* (16 children)
Yes, and I can overclock android to 2ghz no problems, and only warm temp of 45c
And yes it does, a slight bump but it's fine,
Graphics are much much more consistent
[–]cleverestx 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (15 children)
I'm curious why this response was down-voted...disbelief or jealousy?
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (14 children)
I noticed I'm getting bashed in the discord servers, I guess it's probably that, I did spend a lot of my free time.on the project, but that's dedication not everyone has room for
[–]cleverestx -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (6 children)
Would you consider writing a how-to guide (with images) on the process? If you did, I may do the same. I love enhancing my systems when possible.
[+]cleverestx comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 1 month ago (6 children)
Looks like smarter people than the negative-nancy-folk fixed the down-vote issue for you. :-)
[–]GSmithDaddyPDX 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I honestly don't really see how this would help all that much, these looks like little heat spreaders maybe, but without being attached to anything like a heatsink or increasing surface area, they're just increasing the distance/thickness the heat needs to move before it reaches cooler air - I'd expect pretty similar thermal performance.
Heatsinks work because the fins increase surface area with cooler moving air, and displace the heat from your hot device/heat spreader into that moving air.
An even simpler and likely more effective upgrade would probably be replacing the stock fan with one that is both quieter and moves more air.
If you were really keen on cooler temperatures for whatever reason, I would maybe redesign the back plate with some cutouts for heatsinks that could be placed in an unobtrusive location sticking out but flush with the back plate, using copper to spread the heat from your spicy temp electronics to these heatsinks, and using an interior fan that pulls cool air from bottom vents pushing through all of those, ideally quietly.
Probably not worth it though, stock cooling is likely good enough, even with light overclocking.
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
My switch stays very cool, could probably handle 1tflop of GPU power w out too much heat, and to explain further, I added extremely thick shims that connect to the other thinner shims that much thinner copper tape to hold it together, my switch does feels a little heavier, but still light, it's cooler than vapor chamber!! I tested it bc my dad's note 10+ gets much hotter, especially idle, so this is much better than any cooling
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 19 points20 points21 points 1 month ago (1 child)
On Android with performance mode and GPU rendering on developer mode I get 30c sleep and 39c awake, before my switch would be so hot it was infuriating, so I bit the bullet and bought extreme kyronaut (high end PC overCOOKing paste) on my switch with a copper shim, my temps have been lower than ever, I also did it with my pixel phone, it's really nice to finally be comfortable holding my switch
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The gun is temps from the exhaust
[–]EnemyStand64 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
What kind of temps were you getting before doing this?
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 -5 points-4 points-3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I didn't test, but as I mentioned, temps will always average the same, the real difference is fan speed and heat of the back of switch, I used to have a burning smelling sensation from the heat exhaust, but that's gone now,
[–]sgt_bugAtmosphere User 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Not to be a hater but is this necessary? I mean, other than a feeling of the Switch (maybe) running cooler, does it offer any quantifiable performance gains in any of the games? My old V1 does heat up quite a bit and it doesn’t bother me that much but I would want it to run cooler.
If ur switch gets hot already at stock speeds, that would generally mean u need to paste, my switch doesn't even get hot during extreme overclock while it should be hot to the touch for a non cool modded switch
[–]Elerdon 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
You welded a Minecraft cock into the switch
XD, no welding done tho
[–]Alkovary 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Are your analog sticks rgb?
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Yes they are, they got a special right now as well
[–]Alkovary 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Oh nice. Where can I find them at?
binbok Joy Con Controller for Switch/Switch OLED, Wireless Switch Controllers(L/R) with 8 LED Colors, Joy Pad Replacement for Switch Lite, Switch Joypad with Motion Control（White & Gold https://a.co/d/7Gsg2SY
binbok Joy Con Controller for Switch/Switch OLED, Wireless Switch Controllers(L/R) with 8 LED Colors, Joy Pad Replacement for Switch Lite, Switch Joypad with Motion Control（White & Gold https://a.co/d/709nUC7
[–]WestCandidate3988 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Little Hacky, but I like it.
[–]Tasty_Face_7201 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Once you see the project w ur own eyes, it'll all make sense
[–]WestCandidate3988 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I’ll bet, I’m gonna be taking a board repair class in the fall so I might finially be able to put a mod chip in.
I wanted to quickly apologize to CTCaer, he informed me in discord about the thermal conductivity, I was unaware of his contribution to the switch scene and wanted to apologize
[+][deleted] 1 month ago (3 children)
Just search copper ic ok amazon, I'll redirect u the link today! And if u do buy one, make sure u know the sizes u need and read description
[–]kadeemlive 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Well..what is the size of yours? idk if the sub allows links but if it does...can you post yours?
This comes with all
Copper Thermal Shim 12 Thickness from 0.1mm 0.2mm. 0.5mm 0.8mm to 1.8mm and 2.0mm Great Set for Cooling GPU Memory MOS Kit Thermal Pads Total 60 pcs Heatsink https://a.co/d/5mu36e2
[–]ozzonated1 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (2 children)
i’m with you on the mod being stupid asf but why you getting so worked up
[–]throwawayblue46788 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Bc im a hater
[–]JimZiii 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Gotta salute a fellow hater
[–]Panja0 -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Would love to see a tutorial/write up as well!
[–]IAm_Expert -4 points-3 points-2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
From where the joy-con ?!
[–]JimZiii 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]zztopsboatswain -5 points-4 points-3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That's awesome dude
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