macbook pro 16in VRM cooling mod
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.
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.
@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.