Watercooling

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Roman2K~, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Roman2K~ macrumors 6502a

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    Joke... kind of. Actual cooling via water but no watercooling in the traditional sense. Very interesting video by Linus:

    "Water Cooling the Macbook 2015 - Increased performance or dead Macbook!?"
     
  2. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Fun! My 1.2 holds 1.9GHz - 2GHz with all Core`s lit up holding at around 8W, then it drops off to 1.3GHz & surging back to 2GHz.

    Now place it on a small powered cooler, turn it on and the 1.2 MacBook will hold 2GHz as long a you want...

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  3. smacx macrumors newbie

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    Well, I think It's time for a USB-C dock with fan-cooler where the rMB sits on while docked. This way it's a quite OK powerful machine when sitting at the desk.
     
  4. Theozz macrumors member

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    What do you do to make it throttle? Do you push it or it just does it naturally?
     
  5. keviig macrumors 6502

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    Placing my 1.1GHz on an ice pack makes it stay at 2GHz at full load instead of throttling down to 1.9GHz-1.8GHz. No noise either! But it will only last a few hours. Not very practical, but a funny experiment!
     

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  6. Queen6, Jun 30, 2015
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    Queen6 macrumors 603

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    This is what I use, as the side supports open individually you can place the fan directly under the MacBook`s CPU

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  7. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    No I forced the CPU to max all cores, using ''Yes"

    From Terminal
    To start;
    yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null &

    To stop;
    $ killall yes

    Alternatively install Handbrake and trancode a large MKV to MP4, that will light up the CPU just as well. To observe the CPU behaviour install Intel Power Gadget 3

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