I hear some m.2 cooling will fit without much effortWatching all these cooling solutions for the Pi4 come out makes me wonder what kind of chipset/ram heatsinks would fit on it.
They addressed that in the article.How does this ice tower cooler perform without the fan on? It seems like a relatively neat way to add a heat pipe.
The Ice Tower, thanks to its dramatically greater surface area and overall mass, is a different story. Even with the fan removed, the Ice Tower kept the SoC well below the throttle point with a peak recorded temperature of 68 degrees Celsius. This impressive result suggests a passive Ice Tower could handle even extended sustained workloads, though eventually the laws of physics suggest it too will begin to throttle without forced convection from a fan.
WTF?eventually the laws of physics suggest it too will begin to throttle without forced convection from a fan.
I know, right?I don't agree with the idea that passive cooling is destined to eventually throttle without a fan, because physics.
It's converging well below the throttle point!Yeah, that it seemed to be leveling out on the graph suggested that it would continue to keep things at 70 or below.
It's completely absurd, as I opened it the partner screamed and the children cried, and I started to have the faintest whiff of buyer's remorse. I had the hope that I'd be able to bodge the PiBow 4 to fit the Ice Tower but when I saw it I thought this plan had gone completely out of the window... Not so, surprisingly a perfect fit and no bodging required, just had to omit the bottom plate and 4 riser screws from the cooler kit and it all fit's together beautifully.This is so absurd, I want it!