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Macbook Pro cooler

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Macbook Pro cooler by yzorg Jan 15, 2013

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My macbook runs on over 100°C sometimes, even with clean fangrills...
This makes the internal fans go into jet engine mode. :(

So heres comes my cooling device...
Flat, with bay for various fansizes, and nearly not visible when made with acryl.
with this cooler i got temps down to 80°- 90°C

for two max. 12.5cm fans.. because of their depth.

should fit the old and the new retina models


Lasercut plywood or acryl in desired strenth
stack them with threaded rods or glue them together and clamp the fans inbetween

runs silent and slow by using a old phonecharger 9volts unit instead of 12v.
fans are hooked up in serial.

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this, is awesome. got a stl? mine dose the same thing. and i do admit though i have a load of crap inside because the keyboard is a intake :/

yzorg - in reply to Makka

you can extrude the vectorfile if you want..

any 3d software should be able to do this.
i didnt save the parts in the picture

the goal is to keep it alive during heavy rendering jobs.

if the goal is mainly to keep the temp down, then an additional or alternative method you might want to use is to set the fans RPM directly, using a tool like "SMC Fan Control" or "iStat Pro," both of which work by creating user-defined minimum RPMs.
This, in turn, dramatically drops the temperature of the computer. The effect can be togged, so you don't need to always spin them up to jet engine mode.