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Mayhems

Watercooled XU4 from 98c down to 38c

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We all Love gimmicks but when your gimmicks turn out to be the near perfect cooling solution for a small system such as the Odriod XU4 from http://www.hardkernel.com/ its becomes even more fun.

The Odroid XU4 is a 8 core mini PC running 4 cores at 2Ghz and 4 cores at 1.2 Ghz. The onboard active cooling ram up and down like a yoyo and when the system hits its maximum heat load of a whopping 98c the system will then throttle down to 900Mhz. this is annoying when your pushing the limits of the system.

With that in mind i decided to water cool the mini PC with the intention of just using what i had on hand and not spending a penny. Now this is fine for me since o own a company and to be as humble as possible i have direct access to lots of broken / tore apart systems and AIO's.

Any way after 4 hours worth of thinking and about 2 hours graft i present to you a water cooled Odriod XU4 running now at 38c (on full load, all 8 cores running hard).

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Im still working on my concept design as we need to do some more adjustments but my final goal will be to get it cool further and also have a better way of reading and controlling the voltages. this is for no other reason but the pleasure of doing it and the fun involved.

The coolant inside is a new Nano coolant ive been working on for AIOs to make them much better at cooling... and it seemingly is doing a dammed fine job...

Some times you have to take a brake from work and play.

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6 hours ago, Mayhems said:

this is for no other reason but the pleasure of doing it and the fun involved.

What more reason do you need than that?!

 

This looks pretty cool, I had never heard of Odroid before.  I've been doing a lot of Raspberry Pi stuff recently, so I'll be looking into those as well... they look fun

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Yerh mate i have PI Zero, 1,2,3 as well but the odroid is much more powerful (ofc more expensive) but just as fun. You can do this mod to any one of them.

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