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I Tried To FIX The Corsair A500 Air Cooler!


good everyone it’s Mike below with Hardware Canucks once again and also as you are familiar with me a bit more you’re most likely gon na recognize that when I see several of the video clips that we produced I want to do something a little various with them which’s kind of take it for the following degree which’s where this video clip can be found in as well as this video clip is about let’s call it an a 500 redux this is the Corsair a 500 air cooler and also we located some pretty glaring issues with Coursera’s cases that it was ranked at 250 watts but that likewise obtained me assuming we identified a lot of areas that Corsair might have enhanced so I wished to take that to the next level and try a pair of the theories that we had and also a number of the fixes that we and you guys created in this video clip so allow’s reach that right after a message from our enroller searching for the coolest r-tx 20 Collection GPUs Oris has you covered with their efficient wind compelled a cooling system together with a beautiful RGB ring lighting as well as i/o that’s jacked for the most adaptable multi-monitor setup and the ability to experience ray-tracing for forthcoming as well as existing games find out more down below so guys after testing this cooler Eber and I we discovered

that there was 3 major locations where Coursera could have enhanced points one of them was the base completing top quality one more one was that there’s a void in between Corsairs to end up that could be creating some air movement issues from one location of the cooler to one more and also ultimately there was the fans the followers we type of dealt with because initial evaluation by replacing them with a oculus but it’s really the initial point that I wanted to talk concerning in this video clip with those Noctua followers installed we actually saw a rather substantial performance increase but we truly wished to take points to the next degree which suggested attending to Corsairs brackets while these brackets look truly good as well as they operated remarkably a lot of you individuals see and we noticed also that there’s a small lip around the bracket that suggests that protection do not make direct contact with the heatsink itself what that can create is a loss of air flow if it tends to flow around the heatsink rather than going through it naturally there’s kind of dealt with that by including a baffle however I wished to see what would certainly happen when we those not to violation straight up against the heatsink and also avoided Corsairs brackets altogether so my idea with all of this is truly to choose a affordable and pleasant approach and also due to the reality that Coursera truly does not enable you to place any type of various other fan onto below aside from ones that use their very own braces

as well as trust me we have actually tried brackets from notch to well we’ve attempted braces from be quiet absolutely nothing else service below due to the fact that of the rail system joyful as well as so cheap we’re gon na be making use of just some routine zip ties it’s not gon na be quite but it’s gon na work so we can get some benchmark numbers I really hope these don’t understand among the issues is that there isn’t much room in between the the heatsink followers so initially one are we gon na enter indeed he has no bent in all isn’t know that this is like right up versus there and also it’s similarly spaced everywhere which is perfect the first stage is done which’s to band on like these knock to violation it looks truly poor but now in time we’re simply choosing that flush mount and we got as flush as we can now the last point is to truly mount this into there and also see if this provides us any enhancements if it does we just maintain these on and we proceed to the next action so we’re finished with the tunak to a followers flush melted as well as the results are a little bit complicated yet I’m gon na explain them so firstly on the supply setups I recognize a thousand rpms we only saw regarding a two degrees Celsius distinction and also that’s well within the margin of mistake yet after that when we most likely to the overclock setups this point still gets

completely overwhelmed by the thermals put up by the processor the flush place fence did refrain a thing all right on to phase 2 as well as what we desired to do is we desired to take a fan and placed it right into this gap so what I intended to do is I wanted to take a knock to a nf9 follower as well as type of put it in there the issue is that this fan is your typical 25 millimeters thick as well as for whatever factor Corsair made this opening right here 23 millimeters so we had to kind of like go on and also considered our follower collection and this is the a 9 X 14 as well as it’s simply a slimline flaunt doesn’t have the very same sort of static pressure score alright it took us concerning a 1/2 hr to figure this out as well as we required to discover a method to not hang this thing but really ensure that it’s flush installed this direction in fact since the air movement is going in this way that it is flush placed drying out warm air in from this side and also proceeding that to the exhaust the only manner in which we truly located to do that is well I simply happen to have some of this in my garage it’s metal cable and also at the very least it’s not gon na thaw because I’m quite sure this thing’s gon na get extremely extremely hot so we’re gon na string it with the holes as well as the dimension of the heat

sink hope for the very best and also on the various other side well you’re most likely gon na see me having a couple of cut fingers as well as a little of swearing but allow’s wish it functions so allow’s attempt it [Music] all right so it worked well the fans mounted just one cut so this is what it resembles so there’s two pieces of steel cord and afterwards there’s two shims further down there so the follower does not go all over the area when it starts really working so the idea below is to pull in air from one side and also quickly draw it out of this dead zone into the various other so it obtains exhausted outside the case question is will certainly it work so we’re done the testing and also the results well they weren’t quite what I was anticipating with the 3rd fan mounted we didn’t actually see a decrease in temperature levels in any method shape or kind yet if you pierce down right into the results as well as the logs that we took it took a lot longer for the warmth sink to get to that temperature with the third follower set up so rather than it taking about ten minutes it took around 20 minutes for it to get to the temperature that we saw but moving on to the overclock results again there was definitely no distinction this is with 3 fans moving at 2,000 rpms yet I had a little bit of a suspicion so I took out this FLIR cam right over below and also I did a couple of little evaluation as well as you can see the images below the heatsink is really cool to the touch which’s.

truly strange yet it informs us a great deal that informs us that the warm from the processor isn’t making it up with the warmth pipes and also into the fin array so that can mean one of two points one is that the base isn’t making proper contact but we have actually already seen that we’re gon na address that as well as the other opportunity is the reality that there just isn’t adequate warmth pipelines to effectively carry out the heat from the processor upwards so what’s the next action that I wanted to do well it’s in fact the one that I need to have done at the very start due to the fact that as you can see I need to take this whole thing apart because in order to be install the colder this 3rd follower can’t be in the middle I’m primarily gon na take this kit of sandpaper that goes from 400 grit all the way approximately 3000 grit to lap the warmth sink base it’s been my benefits it’s resembled 13 years since I’ve attempted to do this and also I know it’s mosting likely to be one heck of a process but I want to see if we can really get that warm transfer a little much better just how’s it going it’s going rather excellent so I have my lapping station established below wet/dry sandpaper seeing to it that I have some water fairly close and I observed something really intriguing right here as I was giggling I began a bit lower grit so 320 since as you can see right here I’m just gon na take a few of that off today material is being.

taken off all-time low of the heatsink but because this warmth pipeline was a bit torqued in one instructions it’s only coming off right over below so my objective now is to try as well as sort of whittle this down and also make certain that this is no more there as I jump on to higher and also higher grits of sandpaper to attempt as well as get a little of a smoother base I need I require like red wine or something to do this perhaps a bourbon since this is nuts however if with scotch I would certainly resemble this alright last upgrade this is where we stand so bring in a next-door neighbor you can really see that I have this little arrow point in the direction of the location that there was an issue however I went all the way as much as 3000 grit and you can really see that yes it is rather mirrored based however I desire to clarify this area right here to see that that is an area that there’s an issue with among training course there’s heat pipelines and there’s a very very like micrometer contour to it which’s why it hasn’t been polished down however right currently this is smooth as a baby’s butt so I assume we’re take this to the testbench cross my fingers that I haven’t removed excessive product because if not then the installing system possibly will not function however let’s go examine it out after 2 hrs it’s far better working as well as did it work well yes and also no and also I’m gon na be reminded something from from my quality institution among my instructors claimed to me you have to fall short often to prosper so in this situation I spent 2 hrs of my time as well as all this screening and in the supply results we obtained outstanding.

temperatures these are 12 levels cooler than Corsairs stalkers additionally Corsair if you’re enjoying right now we repaired your cooler at least for 165 watt TDP yet when we go above that as well as we entered into overclocking we really did not see one difference and I think my original concept was right and also that was to say that there simply aren’t sufficient heat pipelines sending the warmth from the processor into the follower so where do we go from here and also we’re gon na stay with our conclusion which is we’re not gon na suggest the a500 for high TDP processors it must not be rated at 250 watts as well as type of shame on Coursera for doing that I don’t recognize where they obtained that number from with that said being said as opposed to squandering your cash and your time like I did to deal with something that shouldn’t be broken in the starting point I’m just gon na say look at something from knocked we’ll check out something from be silent if you’re running a really really hot chip so I think that’s practically it I had a load of enjoyable doing this the results were a little blended but I’m like with Haruka Knox I’m probably gon na see you in the following insane video clip such as this Hebrews behind the electronic camera he claims bye – as well as I’ll see you in the next one see ya good alright great.

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