Thoughts on heat sinks on a cpc 6128

Started by Cunnah, 20:32, 07 February 22

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Cunnah

Hi,


I have recently acquired the first computer I ever had the CPC 6128 and I am currently considering if I should look at some form of cooling options to improve longevity. One of my other hobbies is high end custom gaming PC's so I have a fair collection of small form factor heatsinks (I am not sure what kind of clearance I have inside the case but these should cover all clearances short of the case actually touching the chips.


Has anyone else considered/done this? If so how did it go and what would you recommend. Further to this is it even nessacary? I am aware this is a practice with C64 chips but I have first hand seen how toasty they get.


Thanks anyhow,


Cunnah

Fran123

There are 40-year old units running without heatsinks. Don't worry.

zhulien

my original CPC464 had a heatsink on the VGA - not sure if any other models had them.

TotO

Quote from: zhulien on 00:35, 09 February 22
my original CPC464 had a heatsink on the VGA - not sure if any other models had them.
Only CPC 464 with GA40007.
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Kris


eto

Quote from: Kris on 08:36, 09 February 226128 with GA 40007 have this too.

Oh, interesting. I always thought the 40007 never was used in a 6128. Even the Wiki says, that despite having the solder points in some 6128 board versions, the 6128 only used 40010. Do you have an example picture of such a board, so we can put that into the Wiki and update the entry?

gerald

Quote from: eto on 08:49, 09 February 22
Oh, interesting. I always thought the 40007 never was used in a 6128. Even the Wiki says, that despite having the solder points in some 6128 board versions, the 6128 only used 40010. Do you have an example picture of such a board, so we can put that into the Wiki and update the entry?
MC0057A in the https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Mainboard_Versions

eto


Cunnah

Great, Also this solves a mystery I had. The board I have is a little ratty, there are some corroded traces which I am currently looking into dealing with but looking at the board revisions I noticed that a bodge wire was part of the original board and not some kind of repair.


Anyone know why that is there?

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