View Full Version : OUYA shimming and benchmark

08-07-2013, 07:27 PM
Hi guys just thought I'd place a thread showing some modifications on the OUYA. I will be showing the results in youtube videos, in fact i just posted my second video on youtube, you'll have to forgive me for the poor video (explained in second video)I'd like for others to feel free to comment and place their own mod videos and scores showing their heat dissipation modifications here please.

So i'll start the thread off with the following.





I will be posting a 3rd video showing the benchmark for the cpu/ram & 5v fan mod as soon as is possible guys and gals

Ok here's those benchmark results i promised http://youtu.be/UKukuBjd1uc

Here's a small addition to the channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPNfkLxJ0Iw

I had the idea from a webpage to try and quieten down the fan a little and this is the result,the video is poor and the commentary is not the best it's liked above this paragraph, or you can simply go to the channel and look at OUYA fan tweak.

As some of you know i have started a youtube channel which the above clips are attached to, here is the direct channel link. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBfsKCZJlPUMwr6ZoMHgifw?feature=watch

Stability Test, I have played a little gta 3 on my ouya after applying the shims and fan mod, basically just to see how smooth it plays under some pressure, i will 3d mark test the sytem in my next video :)



A test with 3dmark for android on my OUYA shimmed both on the cpu and ram chips and 5v fan mod applied.I used the extreme game version for testing.Watch how much smoother it seems to operate the test compared to a stock (bog standard) console :)





A OUYA browser benchmark test using a tool i have used called Vellamo,it gathers different scores for different functionality tests within a HTML5 browser on android devices.As yu can see it works flawlessly and in fllscreen mode on tv's.






Please forgive the poor audio and the bad commentary



Please forgive the quality and lack of detail,all videos are taken via mobile phone or screen captures.



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My latest project,i stripped the heat-sink plate and bored holes in the motherboard and heat-sin plate to accompany a far larger copper shim set,I hope you like it.





My new fn mod idea utilizing scrap parts again i had nocking about,this time what i used was the heatsink cover from an ML370-G4 hp proliant server.It appears to rest perfectly on top of the ouya allowing me to then glue gun a spare amd heatsink fan to the top and wire it to a old 12v printer power supply unit (psu).It is exceptionaly crude but oh my god it works a treat as you'll see in the video,sorry for the poor video quality and commentary.

08-07-2013, 07:39 PM
I would love to see some pictures of how it looks up close i can't see anything on the video, i really want to do the shimming to the ouya

08-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Sent a pm to you mate
I would love to see some pictures of how it looks up close i can't see anything on the video, i really want to do the shimming to the ouya

08-08-2013, 03:08 AM
Sent a pm to you mate

Thanks got it

08-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Thanks for the videos. First time I have actually visually seen the ouya benchmarked. First thing that post out to me is that the numbers are inflated. If you are benching it on a 1080p TV and compare it to a 1080p mobile device the OUYA has a huge advantage. 1080p mobile devices are usually 1080X1920 and when you bench them it uses all 2 milllion pixels. When you bench the ouya it forces landscape and during the graphic tests it used the 1080 as the vertical and didn't use the whole screen. That means it was only pushing about 1/3 the pixels as a true 1080p mobile device. Pushing only 1/3 of the pixels lightens the load tremendously and allows for much higher FPS.

08-08-2013, 01:09 PM
Sent a pm to you mate

Would you or Manaurys mind posting those pics in this thread? I would enjoy seeing them, as I'm sure many others would as well.

08-08-2013, 02:44 PM
DrunkPunk, I would post pictures of my OUYA shimed but the pictures i prior mentioned are nothing to do with the OUYA rather just a set of laptop shims applied to a laptop cpu/gpu as a guide on how they are placed,i just snapped up the picture from an ebay listing as an example guide to how and where they are placed that's all.I don't deem it worthy to desolder the heat sink again to take photos but i can snap some close ups of the shims under the heat sink which will follow onto this thread at some stage i make that promise to you.


Cheers fireballs i didn't think there would be too many bench test's in the same way i have done it in stages ,and i do see what you mean,basically because the screen is shrunk down on the ouya during bench testing it doesn't have to put out full graphics power to display it as it isn't showing in full size,have i got that right? Sorry i only understand things in layman's terms unfortunately its a problem for me.

08-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Ah I see. No problem man, I understand as I forget to take work-in-progress pictures when I'm working on things as well. :)

08-08-2013, 10:37 PM
I've added a fourth video just a small fan tweak,it's a little bit crappy video and commentary,it's mediocreso ok to watch out of pure interest.

Dave Jennings
08-08-2013, 11:49 PM
Great work with the shim and fan mods - your braver than me - although I did lap an intel q6600 straight out of the box (overclocked from 2.2ghz to 3.8ghz) and did the same with a hex core amd which now overclocks from 2.8 to 4ghz on all 6 cores :) not bad considering it cost me 70 2nd hand about 3 years ago both were on air cooling (Tuniq tower and a Gellid Tranqillo).

I fancy a go at shim modding mine now - I'm also thinking a lego case with a bigger fan would be a good project :)

08-09-2013, 04:19 PM
To Dave Jennings.

Thanks for the thumbs up,it's all been a gamble but i believe my self it has paid off in the end,i like the sound of your idea for a Lego case though. I'd love to be able to build cases and if i had my way i'd have a glass case with a new heat sink made of pure copper with a super silent heat sink fan & my secondary lid fan in it would also be super silent,with some air flow directing using glass boxing s I'd have made. :eagerness: But i am no handy man as you can obviously tell by now, so i just had to use scraps i had to do my modding,barr the shims which i purchased everything i had in the back room or workshop as i like to call it lol, the bits were just knocking about here and there.

Dave Jennings
08-10-2013, 04:33 PM
Im currently testing out my lego build idea on my mini itx pc. If this goes well i will have a go with the ouya. The tricky bit will be the power and external ports.

08-10-2013, 10:55 PM
That was my thought,a specialized dremmel tool would maybe do it, or some kind of bench tool for routing wood but using a stronger blade possibly will produce those cuts,then use a dremmel or metal file to file the edges neat.


My newest video, gta3 stability test. Sorry for the quality, it was taken on a mobile phone.Also as you can see I'm not the best player, i just thought I'd cause some mayhem :3


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08-11-2013, 08:26 PM
Just posted 2 extra videos today 1 a 3dmark test and 1 a vellamo browser benchmark testing tool for HTML5 :)

08-11-2013, 08:45 PM
People have already done Lego cases guys.

08-13-2013, 07:21 PM
Glass with directional airflow boxing's for directing the fan/fan's output,now that would be nice.Blue neon led lit of course.

UPDATE: Just finished adding a tutorial on the halo 4 ouya installation in 2 parts linked at the top of the page.

08-14-2013, 03:04 PM
Hi guys added a new video at the top of the page where the links are,it's a stability tests using an app i found very similar to prime95 and other fully fledged stability stress testing tools.



08-14-2013, 03:10 PM
Thanks for updating!

Also, cute kitty. :)

08-14-2013, 05:01 PM
Your welcome, yeah you mean Oscar mate he's a lovely cat. He's my little friend lol.

08-17-2013, 07:31 PM
So just curious.... If you could please do a antutu benchmark on the stock ota rom and give me the results? ( run it about 4-5 times and tell me your highest number benched )


08-17-2013, 09:48 PM
You really want to put the strain to it run 3dmark extreme a few times, that will get it up to temp.

08-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Yeah i have done mate but not realy a true streess tool to be fair,but the best tool i think is a new one new to me any way called StabilityTestv2.7 it has true stress testing on both the cpu/gpu cores and ram, warning this will continue to stress until manually stopped.I wouldn't run it 24hrs mind you like prime95 on a pc as i doubt such a confined little mobile device with difficulty cooling off will take well to a continuous 100% load at all times for a 24hr period,but i am unsure there maybe someone with some serious [email protected] can test that theory out? But any way it's an amazing tool that also gives the mflops score readings as well,not that i am sure what they (mflops) are supposed to dictate,if anyone can explain in layman's terms please do.

To IncognitoMan,no mate sorry i can but i won't do a stock test,the reasoning for this is because i don't want to de-solder the heatsink from the motherboard and clean it up, and then have to re-solder it and then test, someone else can surely accommodate you with this though,and they will not need to de-solder a thing to do it.Else I'd have to go through that list of tasks x2 to put it all back as well.

Guys a video will be coming asap to accompany my pictures for my latest mod,a supersized copper shim plate modification i had to engineer off the top of my head and using scrap parts i had floating around the workshop (back bedroom) lol.I hope you like it despite the crudeness of my diy abilities,but considering i have no power tools as such bar a heatgun and a soldering iron which is [email protected] (thanks a lot maplin 20 soldering iron) but i think regardless of the difficulties it's ok for a cheap mod using an old laptop coolers center copper block and some previously bought 0.3mm shims with some simple paper clips twite to a corkscrew snipped shorter in length when posted through the holes, and then soldered behind on the back of the motherboard as stand offs through the original holes which are now bored out larger to fit using a screwdriver lmfao as had no dremmel or drill to do this,and poorly soldered at that i might add guys, lol. :)

PS. A short 2hr 26m combination of 1hr 44m of video playback and previously gaming on gta 3 for the remaining time yielded an android tuner cpu temp result of 51c,however i do plan to bench test more fully soon and post back resulting videos.

Guys i just ran a stress test with StabilityTest 2.7 app for 30 minutes solid in the classic test for cpu and ram,and for the combined cpu/gpu test i ran this immediately after with no break for another 31 minutes,at the end of which i ran android tuner app and got the temp of 61c which i see as reasonable.This sounds high but considering the test was for 100% load on every component tested then 61c is great from what i gather elsewhere,i have heard the temps can go up to 80c max and get close to it very often any way using as standard gaming system and not under a continuous 100% load test on multiple components consecutively.This would be interesting to compare against other peoples console temperatures with evidence maybe via youtube video or at least a photo,i have opened a thread to list temperatures so any input would be greatly appreciated guys.

Just uploaded the video for the stability test guys it's at the top of the first page in the introduction section :)

Just added a new clip to the 1st page of links guys,80mm fan mod :)

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