Apple introduced the new M1 series of Macs last year, which boasted improved machine life and performance. Intel, on the other hand, has worked to get its chips as good as Apple’s, but we are not sure when they can hit the market. Now a user who is tired of the noisy fans of Intel MacBook Pro has installed an external water cooling system. The system also proved to perform better in terms of performance. Let’s check out more details about the scenario and how it was achieved,
The user adds an external cooling system to the MacBook Pro, and the end result is surprising
Compared to Apple’s M1 series MacBook, Intel models tend to get hotter. ONE MacRumors forum member took his intellects and developed an external cooling system for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. He says that the Intel MacBook Pro had become “disruptive” and fans began to make noise even during a video call. The results are quite surprising as the fans became quiet and the performance was also better.
In order to develop the external cooling system for the MacBook Pro, cheap parts such as Bitcoin ASIC smaller blocks from AliExpress, a Zalman radiator, a reservoir from 2005 and an Aquastream XT Ultra water pump were used. In addition, several transferable thermal electrodes were incorporated between the metal shells of the case and the motherboard components that would conduct heat away from the machine.
When the equipment was ready, the thermal pads were connected to the external water cooling system. Since the pump supported the Windows software to run, Theodoric had to use a VM on the laptop. For monitoring purposes, he used a Raspberry Pi which he connected to the system. According to the user, the “normal working conditions at the desk increase the water temperature from ~ 17-18 ° C to 26 ° C in about 6 hours.” After this, the external fan will start working and it will run at 700 RPM until the water cools to 23ºC.
While the process required external hardware and software, the end result was a quiet MacBook Pro with better performance. Apple will further improve the thermal performance of the MacBook series in the future. For now. We’re expecting new MacBook models this year, so be sure to stay tuned for any leaks and rumors.
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