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Starfighter
07-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Hello!
I recently have had some problems with my console where it would reach incredible temperatures even in idle (how does 80 degrees celsius/176 fahrenheit sound?). I installed the popular Noctua fan without any problems (I even recorded the installation process and posted it here (http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?11956-Instruction-video-of-fan-replacement)) but it didn't seem to help at all. If anything, it became even more noisy when on full speed. Which it had to be constantly when battling 80 degrees celsius when idle (you can imagine how it must have been to run graphically intense games...). So, to get the temperatures down I made a slight tweak that I thought I'd show you guys. This is a very easy installation that takes only a minute to pull off if my following instructions are followed carefully.

As always, first make sure the console is unplugged and reasonably cool to the touch.

1) Unscrew and remove the four screws holding the lid in place.
2) Open the lid.
3) Pull the OUYA PCB out of the case.
4) Put the lid back on the case and place the OUYA on top of it.
5) Place a large fan behind the build.
6) You're done!

The finished result:
http://www.ultraimg.com/images/4steh.jpg

Idle before the mod: 80 degrees celsius/176 fahrenheit.
Idle after the mod: 32 degrees celsuius/90 fahrenheit.

Note: I have been thinking of adding some leds to the fan to make it look even more slick.

Nitrogen_Widget
07-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Sounds like your heat sink isn't mounted correctly or needs new thermal past or both.

Shouldn't run that hot obviously.

Killswitch
07-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Best. Mod. Ever.

Schizophretard
07-21-2014, 02:44 PM
LOL! I have my OUYA nesting on top of a tiny desk fan that is aiming up so that is blows air up through it.

Starfighter
07-21-2014, 03:05 PM
LOL! I have my OUYA nesting on top of a tiny desk fan that is aiming up so that is blows air up through it.
Good idea, what kind of desk fan? Might have to look into that when/if I ever need to save space. :)

Schizophretard
07-21-2014, 05:54 PM
Good idea, what kind of desk fan? Might have to look into that when/if I ever need to save space. :)

The brand name is worn off so I don't know but it is close to this:

http://image.lampsplus.com/is/image/R2814.fpx?qlt=75&wid=460&hei=460&fmt=jpeg

The dipped in center fits my OUYA perfectly because the circle in the middle of the fan has a smaller diameter than the circle of vents on the bottom of my OUYA and the dip keeps my OUYA from falling off because it matches its boat like bottom. It was just a lucky coincidence that this fan was a perfect fit because I bought it from Goodwill awhile back to blow into the side of my PS3/space heater. I don't even know if I really need it but I feel like if I keep it cool it will make my OUYA last longer. I'm using it with my white OUYA now but even with my aluminum OUYA I couldn't feel any warmth on the case at all. It feels like my OUYA isn't even on. It doesn't really look too goofy either. It kind of looks like it is being displayed on a pedestal.

derty
07-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Hello!
I recently have had some problems with my console where it would reach incredible temperatures even in idle (how does 80 degrees celsius/176 fahrenheit sound?). I installed the popular Noctua fan without any problems (I even recorded the installation process and posted it here (http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?11956-Instruction-video-of-fan-replacement)) but it didn't seem to help at all. If anything, it became even more noisy when on full speed. Which it had to be constantly when battling 80 degrees celsius when idle (you can imagine how it must have been to run graphically intense games...). So, to get the temperatures down I made a slight tweak that I thought I'd show you guys. This is a very easy installation that takes only a minute to pull off if my following instructions are followed carefully.

As always, first make sure the console is unplugged and reasonably cool to the touch.

1) Unscrew and remove the four screws holding the lid in place.
2) Open the lid.
3) Pull the OUYA PCB out of the case.
4) Put the lid back on the case and place the OUYA on top of it.
5) Place a large fan behind the build.
6) You're done!

The finished result:
http://www.ultraimg.com/images/4steh.jpg

Idle before the mod: 80 degrees celsius/176 fahrenheit.
Idle after the mod: 32 degrees celsuius/90 fahrenheit.

Note: I have been thinking of adding some leds to the fan to make it look even more slick.

See now this is a mod that seems more my speed.
But looks way too expensive for my taste.
Plus I don't know how to sauter or code xD

Starfighter
07-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Plus I don't know how to sauter or code xD

The only code necessary is inputting the desired value on the front of the fan. As we can see from the picture my particular device has four values. 0, 1, 2 and 3 which represents off, low, medium and high respectively. You should be all good as long as you have some sort of blueprint of your fans interface.

DrunkPunk
07-22-2014, 10:10 AM
Hey SF, I made a post about a fun little USB powered fan that I use a while back. Check 'er out: http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?4538-My-Lego-fan-base&p=46633&viewfull=1#post46633

Starfighter
07-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Cool, and not very expensive as well. :)

DrunkPunk
07-23-2014, 06:43 AM
Cool, and not very expensive as well. :)

It works great. Adjustable speed and the OUYA sits right on top, no problem. :D

Foppy
07-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Starfighter, does the fan in your Ouya actually work?

Mine seems like it doesn't. It makes no sound at all, and after about half an hour of playing, the Ouya gets hot and games start to slow down.

Starfighter
07-28-2014, 01:32 PM
Foppy: My fan works, but was very loud. So I replaced it with a Noctua fan, which was just as loud. But it works as well. I think. It just goes to max right away and stays there until I'm insane from the sound. :)

masster
07-28-2014, 03:13 PM
For my heat and loud problem I just put down the top before I start playing my ouya. Hot air doesnt stay in the unit and fan almost does not make any sound. It is very quiet at night while Im watching movies.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/2yny6ada.jpg