Ways to reduce Heat / Increase Battery life

While I have only had the Minibook 8100Y 16/512 model for just under a week, I have been looking at ways to reduce the heat coming from the unit and/or increase the battery life. I wanted to start this new thread to keep everything on topic as well as collect more options from other owners here in the forum.

@Biosham wrote:
This is normal temperature. You can change the fan, replace the thermal paste with a more heat-conducting one, put the thermal pads so that the heat is transferred to the case. With this mods temperature can be reduced by 10-20 degrees.

@thk12345 wrote:
you can further lower the temperature of the cpu by replacing the stock thermal pad with fujipoly thermal pad.

Running Fedora 32, intel_undervolt measures are all at -50 for the CPU as well as cpufreq set to max at 30% seems to get a ‘normal’ usage of the device without much effect on performance. I might just replace the thermal padding later on - however anyone would like to add their experiences? Are there any soft-mods that we can do to the kernel or other to help in this? Thanks for sharing!

How can you replace the thermal pad? When removing the bottom cover I was able to remove all five srews on the back metal heat sink (see picture), but then the black plate was not moving any direction, like it was glued. Anytips on how to remove the black plate to access the cpu?

I have not yet gotten to this step yet.

I am just now ordering the replacement SEPA fan…

Maybe some of the other members that have already been through this could chime in?

Stay cool!

I confess that changing the Ventilation fan improves the amount of sound from the device. With the new one it is as if there were no fan, I mean there is a little bit of fan noise but NOTHING like if was before. If you do not like the noise coming from the device, I suggest you change the fan - many have done it in this forum, search and find! :slight_smile: