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hongsungone
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Tip for you macbook 16 in owners.

You can drastically improve your cpu performance through this mod

 

This topic was modified 3 months ago

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Algost zhao
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This looks like an easy mod. I have just bought the thermal pads to give it a try.

edit: found a reddit thread about this mod: https://www.reddit.com/r/macbookpro/comments/gs6bal/2019_mbp_16_vrm_cooling_mod/

The improvements in thermals seem to be very good.

 

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16" MacBook 2019 (5300m), Razer Core X, 5700 XT, Windows 1903


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Arzen
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Yeah, I'm debating doing the mod myself or simply selling this MBP. I'm tired of this kind of stuff -- if I have to use an eGPU because my laptop can't handle the heat, well, may as well use a 13". Grr.

MacBook Pro 16" - 2.3 i9, 16GB, 1TB, 5500m (I added thermal pads to the VRMs); Mantiz Saturn Pro w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT (previously, a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box) + LG OLED C9


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Sam Durston
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@arzen, i noticed in your signature that you have gone ahead with the thermal pad modification. How are you liking the results?

 

16” MBP: 2.6 GHz i7 || 16GB RAM ||| 5500M 4GB || 512 GB SSD


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Arzen
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@sam_durston, Yep, I did it. It took me two attempts (maybe it was three...) as I tried to do a clean mod -- I ended up needing more. The reddit post is great.

The mod works great -- I think if you don't go too overboard you can still use it on your lap too. I'm using it right now to type this while playing WoW Classic is running at 60 FPS at full resolution and setting 6 on MacOS.

I do think that it is critical to pair the mod with this app: http://tbswitcher.rugarciap.com -- I use the free version but it works so well I'll probably buy the Pro version just to support the developer.

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MacBook Pro 16" - 2.3 i9, 16GB, 1TB, 5500m (I added thermal pads to the VRMs); Mantiz Saturn Pro w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT (previously, a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box) + LG OLED C9


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