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[Guide][Hard Mod][Nexus 6P]Improve cooling and greatly reduce Thermal Throttling

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By Gorgtech, Senior Member on 26th February 2016, 08:25 PM
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28th August 2018, 10:25 PM |#151  
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Would it be possible to only use thermal pads here, no paste at all? I.e. even on the large metal area?
7th September 2018, 02:37 PM |#152  
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Is it enough to use 0.5mm pad between SoC and lid? Or better to use 1mm?
20th September 2018, 07:31 AM |#153  
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First of all...

Second, I replaced my battery a few minutes and decided to try this mod since I had FujiPoly 0.5mm pad laying around from an old PC build. I put pad between the SoC and lid; and another pad between the lid and inner frame...seems to be the right fit. Everything went back together without any fitment problems.

Yesterday, I ran Antutu a few times to get a baseline...came in around 60k. Once I run the battery through a few charge cycles, I'll benchmark again & post results.

9/29 update:
Performance is way better. Here's the before & after. Screenshots are the final of 4 back-to-back runs...
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30th November 2018, 06:31 PM |#154  
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fixing to change out my battery and am going to do this mod while i'm at it. My question is would it be better to use pads and past or i have plenty of copper heatsink plates in various sizes and thickness's from 0.5mm to 1mm. which would be best to use??
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17th December 2018, 05:51 PM |#155  
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Done the mod on mine as i replaced the battery. I used a copper heat sink 0.3mm thick and worked out perfect. you might be able to use a 0.5mm thermal pad but if you use copper like i did you have to go 0.3 as 0.5 is to thick..
28th January 2019, 04:34 AM |#156  
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I am thinking about getting a brand new 6P, I see some 6P's run cool out of the box. What is the normal temps and scores to be expected from the phone?
19th February 2019, 03:37 PM |#157  
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Hi, since i saw this post i made every type of mod, using only thermal paste (MX-4), thermal paste + thermal pad, removed the metal lid and changed the thermal compound (that pink crap), and always got the same results.

Today i performed a little modification inserting a piece of cooper plate 0,5mm thicker between the lid and the metal body, see the photos below:


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Applied some MX-4 between the lid and the cooper plate and the cooper plate and metal body, just a little dot right in the middle.

Between the SD810 and the metal lid, i used a GELID Extreme ThermalPad 0,5 thick with 12W/mK

And, the conclusion.... i got pretty much the same results (when i take a picture with NX Camera or GCAM reaches 70 Celsius in a few seconds, so nothings really changes. I just think the TDP of SD810 is too much for Nexus 6P handle it, especially without a heatpipe to help.

Anyway, that's my experience with this mod, in a daily use i configured a power save profile to help and prevent any thermal throttling... i think im going to forget about it.
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