Efficient cooling of the stick's Android Mini PC MK908

Today we will discuss two methods for more efficient cooling sticks Android Mini PC. As I told you on the comments box, stick MK908 can pretty much heat in some conditions thankfully there are solutions, today I will recommend two solutions that will help to keep the little beast to a decent temperature.
ARM processors are were known for it's low power consumption and the ability to stay cool, or whatever, relatively cold. It seems that lately things change, the pressure of which is subject to the ARM architecture, due to demand increasingly higher processor for phones and tablets, it reaches end processors for laptops and dn terms of consumption but the operating temperature.
In the absence of a dedicated processor power management and lack of optimized operating system, the Rockchip SOC RK3188 is very hot.
Where we will end up with ARM platform? Maybe we'll have time for another opportunity to debate ARM vs X86.
More to the point, I propose two solutions, both effective. One of them is to use a passive heatsink (chipset cooler) and give the second solution is to use a fan to extract hot air from 40mm stick inside android mini pc.
Both solutions give results but have advantages and disadvantages of each side.
1. Passive cooler:
It is quite effective and absolutely silent, unfortunately is large and difficult to install, then it can be dangerous and device itself if the user does not care to position the stick sits android mini pc.
2. Fan:
It is effective and easy to install, unfortunately make some noise and needs 12V (my model), this means a separate power supply, the 5V (USB) does not work than a manual boost, spin him a little at first and then will operate at about half the normal speed, even so it is sufficient for optimal airflow. If you find a fan that works on 40V 5mm is perfect, so you can mount it and stick it permanently powered from the USB stick's.
If you ask me, I would choose the fan is easy to install and cools really well. If you plan to mount android mini pc behind a television can also use passive cooling method is as effective, and in addition is silent but must pay more attention.
I have showed you choose.
Careful.
Any operation of the kind shown in the tutorial you do so at your responsibility, is likely to void the warranty if walking stick like myself. Liability should you assume it entirely. Team videotutorial.ro can not be held Widespread for any inconvenience you may encounter.
This tutorial is purely informational.



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Comments

  1. Hey, I said Cristi.Cum to comments in the previous tutorial (of Adrian) how we capture the desktop capture with a camera?

    PS: Sorry for the off-topic.

  2. Again you removed that mole cricket? Looks like gold and diamond tinsmiths! I asked you to tell us if the guy doing Hackintosh project and I see that you put the handkerchief you have reactivated old tambal.Dupa videotutorial collaborators expect to roar project site. To my surprise, I'm more disappointed than when you do it yourself videotutoriale!

  3. I say that if they had all metal cover, do not heat so much.

  4. Super tutorial.
    There would be a lot of things to learn about this mini PC. We should not abandon it even now, after seeing what it can do.
    Question: The fan can be powered from USB mini PC?
    Please continue with other functions of: reading from external HDD (with power outlet), reading mkv or other formats, subtitle accented, cable internet (not WiFi) using a USB adapter, the other settings in menu (there are a lot of things to learn) especially for those who have never used before Android.
    Thank you for your effort and do not take into account what everyone comments… "children" (especially about your colleagues).
    You know how it is - everyone is good at negative comments, otherwise…

    • In connection with the use USB cooler, you can use it, but the words and Cristi will not work as well as the outlet. However, if you want to use USB HUB I recommend you to use and cooler something else, such as a USB stick or external HDD. But as said Cristi, the best method is the plug-

  5. Daniel: Again you removed that mole cricket? Looks like gold and diamond tinsmiths! I asked you to tell us if the guy doing Hackintosh project and I see that you put the handkerchief you have reactivated old tambal.Dupa videotutorial collaborators expect to roar project site. To my surprise, I'm more disappointed than when you do it yourself videotutoriale!

    :)))) There must to be bad but have a bit of justice even as it's been a while since we do not know anything about hachintosh. So to continue the project or not? If you need help to install the system for proper I think it's no shame to ask can we help you I think we all learned since even videotutorial.ro team. We all would be glad to give a helping hand on the wheel and see. I hope not to offend anyone for all the above. I just finished one of my personal ak if you are interested you photos here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/members/umezala69/albums/my-power-mac-g5-hackintosh/

  6. Costelina said

    Cristi welcome

    not until you quit and you have not opened peasta

  7. Hello When you make a videotutorial desppre shockwave flash. Trouble with this plugin from google and I searched the internet seeing that is a solution in which this plugin can be repaired

  8. Hello
    you have an unfulfilled promise, setting the tp-link after the firmware with ddd wrt. Maybe you can take it and do it ……

  9. adrianp55 said

    Cristi, I have a big problem I can not solve it with this mini-pc.Navighez the internet, watch a movie, or look for something on the net, and I mention to him that his image disappears a few seconds, then returns to normal.Nu give him head and gata.Care be cauza.Multumesc.

    • I had the same problem with my miniPCI. It turned out to be due to faulty power supply. If it's powered directly from the USB TV definitely have this problem. If you have a power supply for it, check it with a multimeter. Must have exactly 2 amps intensity that you can not provide the TV.

  10. Daniel is absolutely right about the "Hackintosh Project, Level 1", something started must be completed, but it also depends on when it will happen. But why the hurry? I still have a little patience until 2200 in the autumn when the problem of Romanian highways and stray dogs is solved. If the problem is not solved until then, I take my toys and leave.

  11. Cristi Congratulations! Very useful tutorial about the cooling system, you forgot what was most important in my opinion. You can show what little beast. Navigation, YouTube, games, remote control air, I saw, but I and I think others want to see how to deal with other USB devices. Gender external hard drive (power outlet), net direct cable, card reader, webcam (possibly a small sample Skype), etc. (or what was found in the house

    • I understood that: the "engineers" who deal with ROM and who are "very-very" busy, did not have time to write that the world, therefore, does not do "very-very much" yet, ie nothing more, as I'm used to all the gadgets lately. It's all just marketing. Cristi opened it (he doesn't use it for almost anything anyway), and now we also know how to cool the air around that gang…. Otherwise, in as many "very-very good" tutorials as possible.

  12. For those who want the USB powered fan, those devices are commercially cheap cooling vro 2 3 or small fans designed for notebook cooling. You can use a single USB connection motoras and hassle free existence OTHER transformers, wires, cables ETC.

  13. and: For those who want the USB powered fan, those devices are commercially cheap cooling fans miciconcepute vro 2 3 or cooling for notebooks. You can use a single USB connection existentaFARA little engine and headaches with the Other transformers, wires, cables, etc..

    Maybe give us a link too…

  14. Very good! I like this combination. I would propose to do a tutorial on how can install (it) 2 a smartphone battery that almost everyone knows smatfonul daily load. I put on a LG Optimus One p500 and upload at once zile.Inca 3 4-bravo to show this combination and more and more.

  15. Cristi think a small correction should be made at the same miniventilatorul cooling system. Even if the chicken aspire warm air inside as you suggest can not form NEVER air flow to circulate and cool the chip EFFICIENT so long as the cold air outside where not to go into that box. Between vent cover front and back of the box there is the circuit board that has no hole to create a flow of air and cold air can enter through the back obviously. (I think I did understand, is the working principle of a vacuum cleaner) My suggestion would be: It can make some holes approx 2 3-mm diameter on the right sides of the front cover which heats up the chip when warm air is drawn from the cold fan i can take to dwell for a really efficient cooling thus creating the desired feed. As for dust is inevitable that it will come by aspiration. Success!!

  16. Daniel: Again you removed that mole cricket? Looks like gold and diamond tinsmiths! I asked you to tell us if the guy doing Hackintosh project and I see that you put the handkerchief you have reactivated old tambal.Dupa videotutorial collaborators expect to roar project site. To my surprise, I'm more disappointed than when you do it yourself videotutoriale!

    If you do not like what you find here are free to visit other sites.
    I do not understand why so angry mandated child who did not get what he wanted, when he beat his foot.
    Hackintosh tutorials going forward but now this device is current, that the world must learn new things.
    I repeat:
    The net is full of sites, if we bore you…

  17. and: For those who want the USB powered fan, those devices are commercially cheap cooling fans miciconcepute vro 2 3 or cooling for notebooks. You can use a single USB connection existentaFARA little engine and headaches with the Other transformers, wires, cables, etc..

    I got something but I do not recommend, is very noisy.

  18. GABICristi believe that artrebui brought a small correction that miniventilatorul cooling system. Even if the chicken aspire warm air from the inside can form NICIODATAun suggest Tunu flow of air to circulate and cool the chip EFFICIENT so long as the cold air outside where not to go into that box. Between vent cover front and back of the box is aflaplaca circuit which has no hole to create a flow of air receevident AERS can not enter through the back. (I think I did understand, is the working principle of a vacuum cleaner) My suggestion would be: It can make some holes of about 2-3 mm diametrupe right sides of the front cover in warm cindaerul incalzesteastfel chip that is sucked Cold ventilatorcel I can take locupt a really cool EFICIENTAcreandu thus dorit.cit flow of dust is inevitable that you intraprin aspiration. Success!!

    I have to tell you that Copper sheet with adhesive acts not think cooling, we analyzed in detail and it looks like it is just a shield to avoid radio interference.

    • I have not made any reference to those of the copper plate, but say that in the 2 those plastic caps that have ventilation holes are not communicating airflow. cold air can enter through the back to get in front to be aspirated. ventilator circuit board due to interposition. and to aspirate air from the front without any other input source is impossible or a very low

  19. edyHi, I said Cristi.Cum to comments in previous tutorial (of Adrian) how we capture desktop capture of a camera?

    PS: Sorry for the off-topic. :D

    I do not understand exactly what you mean.

    • It does not matter now, I found what I wanted (I had to do 2 videos and stick them to one another, and so coming out 2)

  20. FaqTak: I say that if they had all metal cover, do not heat so much.

    I do not think its metal cap would have a better cooling, plus I definitely have altered radio reception, WiFi and Bluetooth.

  21. ady: Very good! I like this combination. I would propose to do a tutorial on how can install (it) 2 a smartphone battery that almost everyone knows smatfonul daily load. I have an LG Optimus One p500 Puspa and upload it at once zile.Inca 3 4-bravo to show this combination and more and more.

    Are commercially xxl batteries with modified back cover. I do not know exactly if it finds any model but deserves to be interested on ebay I think you chances.

  22. alien: I have understood that "engineers" in charge of ROM and that's the "very-very" busy, I had time to write the world, so for now do not "very very much" I mean nothing, as I have already used all the gadgets lately. All are just marketing. Christ has opened (still not used to almost anything), and now we know how to cool the air around that bugs .... Otherwise, as many tutorials "very very good".

    How about a tutorial with Hackintosh?

  23. adrianp55Cristi, I have a big problem I can not solve it with this mini-pc.Navighez the internet, watch a movie, or look for something on the net, and I mention to him that his image disappears a few seconds, then returns normal.Nu to give him head and gata.Care be cauza.Multumesc.

    Returns to normal in what way?
    Restarts?
    It just closes the application?
    If restarts is from excessive heat shock-a (processor + graphics).

  24. doruHi you opromisiune unflattering, setting tp-link firmware ddd wrt.Poate after you endure and do ......

    I said several times, waiting for a more stable version of ddwrt. The current version does not work very well and I would like to recommend crap.

  25. RemiDaniel is absolutely right about the "Hackintosh project, the 1" thing began to be brought to an end, but it depends on when this will happen. But why the urgency? I still have a little patience until autumn when 2200 solve the problem of motorways in Romania and stray dogs. If no problem is not resolved by then, take my toys and go.

    The next tutorial will be about Hackintosh. We use mac installed on virtualbox. I hope you see the tutorial?

  26. Cristian Cismaru: Returns to normal in what way? Restarts? It just closes the application? If restarts is from excessive heat shock-a (processor + graphics).

    The image on the screen disappears and returns…
    At least that's how I understood it

  27. Very cool that I got to 3 minipc.Il days and actually incanta.Cristi I'm curious if you can adapt to a monitor via a HDMI to VGA (maybe the problem is that I do not have sound right?)

  28. adrianp55 said

    Cristi, image disappears when the mini-PC is powered on, the TV screen goes black bitch seconds, then returns it was inainte.Fie they are online, or when watching a film.Un Another drawback is that some others do not open streams . el.Multumesc Flash player go when he wants.

  29. Hi Cristi, interesting tutorials about transmart mk908, I watched with pleasure are about to buy me one too, what do you recommend between transmart mk908 and transmart t428? merci!

  30. When done that tutorial about mk908? You promised to give us more details about the operation, the software on the phone, compatible USB devices, etc.. you did vro 4 tutorials and essentials you missed! 2 3-check the e-mail twice a day to see if something new has emerged on this topic and remain disappointed. can you take a little time and you get it ciao!

  31. Hello, Cristi!
    I would be interested and me differences between 2 MiniPCI-ups in the last generation, namely Tronsmart MK908 and Kingnovel K-R42-1.
    I would prefer the Kingnovel because I'm NOT particularly interested in the size (and the Tronsmart grows in size if we attach a fan, a USB HUB and who knows what else), because I see that it has a larger case - so I think cooling is better (it doesn't crowd the components), because it also has a LAN plug on the back panel (I prefer direct cable internet, plan B being WIFI), at Software Compatibility I see that it supports Windows XP, Window 7 , iOS, Android,… etc.
    I think, most certainly, that supports remote F10 MY FLY Air Mouse.
    You can also make the future a tutorial? I think there are others interested.
    I noticed a documentation site GEEKBUYING a super site OK.
    Thank you.

    • IONUTHi, Cristi! I would be interested and me differences between 2 MiniPCI-ups in the last generation, namely Tronsmart MK908 and Kingnovel K-R42-1. I would prefer Kingnovel site because I do not particularly interested in the size (and the increase in size Tronsmart if I attach a fan, USB HUB and who knows what other stuff), so I see that has a higher housing - so cool I think is better (not clamoring components) that has the LAN jack on the rear panel (I prefer one directly from cable internet, plan B is WIFI) to see that support Software Compatibility Windows XP, Window 7 iOS, Android, ... etc. I, most certainly, that supports remote F10 MY FLY Air Mouse. You can also make a future tutorial? I think there are others interested. I noticed a documentation site GEEKBUYING a super site OK. Thank you.

      IONUTHi, Cristi! I would be interested and me differences between 2 MiniPCI-ups in the last generation, namely Tronsmart MK908 and Kingnovel K-R42-1. I would prefer Kingnovel site because I do not particularly interested in the size (and the increase in size Tronsmart if I attach a fan, USB HUB and who knows what other stuff), so I see that has a higher housing - so cool I think is better (not clamoring components) that has the LAN jack on the rear panel (I prefer one directly from cable internet, plan B is WIFI) to see that support Software Compatibility Windows XP, Window 7 iOS, Android, ... etc. I, most certainly, that supports remote F10 MY FLY Air Mouse. You can also make a future tutorial? I think there are others interested. I noticed a documentation site GEEKBUYING a super site OK. Thank you.

      Very hard this Mini PC Kingnovel K-R42-1 if we consider the specifications of the GEEKBUYNG and Liliputing website. It would be very interesting if you could do a tutorial on this. Anyway I think it's worth $ 87.

  32. constantin said

    Dear Cristi,
    I just installed on Samsung MK 908 my via HDMI but I * AM sounds. Can you help me?

  33. Claudiu Penca said

    hi cristi, I took your example and made a same thing, and I cooled z5500 logitech console with a cooler from old sources.
    Such coolers hooked to one of the motherboard, on the above mentioned with some wires taken from the old drive, so I linked to the same exit 2 coolers motherboard.
    coolers are the same power, but I want to know if have any problem what I did, in time to ruin a motherboard.
    waiting for an answer, thanks in advance

  34. I purchased this product myself MK908. I can not seem to figure out why WiFi disconnects so often. The signal is maximum. I have a lot of devices connected wirelessly but none trouble. Reconnecting very hard. I installed the latest official fw and just do it. I am not satisfied!

  35. Hello,
    how did you detach heatsink on the chip (it has adhesive thermal paste)
    I tried but still nothing technical alcohol
    Please help I found a quiet fan cooler but can not detach old radiator
    thank you

  36. Innocent miclea said

    Good ziua.Un friend bought a mini pc tronsmart mk 908 on aliexprees a week already and does not start and believed to ars.Se can fix somewhere in the country?

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