User mod adds extra heatsinks to MK808B mini PC

808bheatWhen playing high-octane games, it’s not uncommon for Rk3066-powered mini PCs like the MK808-series to get hot.

One MK808B owner decided to take matters into his own hands and provided his unit with some extra cooling.

Freaktab user [cats] cut a hole through the top of the MK808B’s cover and added three strip heatsinks to sit onto of the low-profile heatsink already onto of the Rockchip RK3066 SoC CPU.

It’s a clever idea and provided you use good-quality thermal grease, it should help reduce heat build-up inside the chassis. The heatsinks protrude through the top of the cover but the extra airflow should help to cool things down, particularly when playing high-powered games or watching 1080p videos.

The MK808B is a second-generation version of the original MK808 mini PC that featured the RK3066 dual-core chip and adds in Bluetooth 4.0 low-power wireless connectivity for personal audio and devices such as keyboard and mouse.

While the MK808B has be superseded by newer devices, it’s still available on eBay for around $US50-55 with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 8GB of on-board flash memory. You’ll find updated ROMs for this and the original MK808 available on the Freaktab website. Some users have complained about poor Wi-Fi connectivity with the MK808-series of devices and odd screen resolution options but Finless Bob’s ROMs go a long way to making this device reach closer to its potential.

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