UP Squared Chassis - Active Cooler

Duane GoodmanDuane Goodman Posts: 33New Member
Hey folks

Is the UP Squared Chassis compatible with an active cooler? It's hard to see if it's a closed design and which way the board is oriented (in the case) from the pictures?

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  • Duane GoodmanDuane Goodman Posts: 33New Member
    Now UP have finally released a fan for the UP2. Still unclear if it fit and operate properly with a chassis.

    http://up-shop.org/up-peripherals/136-active-cooler-fan-for-the-up-squared.html
  • AlingAling Posts: 501Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin
    You can use the active cooler in the plastic chassis, however, the active cooler will not fit in the metal chassis. We would like to keep the metal chassis a fanless design. :-)
  • David RolfeDavid Rolfe Posts: 98New Member
    edited August 2017
    Just to clarify... could you please confirm whether or not it is necessary to remove the heat sink, which I assume is already fitted to the processor on the UP squared board, before installing it into the new aluminium alloy metal chassis, ( Ref: EP-CHUPSMTVAUPS) as this is not clear from the assembly guide?

    Thanks.
  • AlingAling Posts: 501Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin
    If you are using UP Squared metal chassis in UP shop, you will need to remove passive heatsink of UP Squared.
  • David RolfeDavid Rolfe Posts: 98New Member
    AlingWu wrote:
    If you are using UP Squared metal chassis in UP shop, you will need to remove passive heatsink of UP Squared.

    Hopefully this is not too difficult a job... I assume it is just 'stuck on' by small pads, or is there more to it than that?

    Can you perhaps give me some helpful tips, as to how to remove it without the risk of damaging adjacent components?

    Thanks!
  • AlingAling Posts: 501Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin
    When you install UP Squared into " metal" chassis, remove the heatsink and thermals pad on UP Squared and make sure UP Squared is a bare board on CPU side.
    You will find the corresponding thermal pads on the metal chassis.
  • David RolfeDavid Rolfe Posts: 98New Member
    Thanks for the reply, but what I was hoping for was some guidance on the best way of removing the heatsink and thermal pads from the UP Squared without damaging other adjacent components.

    A quick pull or possibly a 'twist' maybe all that is required here, as I would imagine that the clearance is very limited, but a bit more advice on this subject would certainly be appreciated.... by me anyway!
  • AlingAling Posts: 501Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin
    edited August 2017
    We updated the assembly SOP here, I hope it will be helpful.
  • Michael MillerMichael Miller Posts: 93New Member
    It should be as simple as removing the 4 screws and lifting the HS off, it is not stuck on with adhesive AFAIK.
  • Dilip PatelDilip Patel Posts: 4New Member

    How do you remove the glued on heatsink from the up core board? I can not use the al chassis with the heatsink in place.

  • Dilip PatelDilip Patel Posts: 4New Member
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