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    So I have been experiencing heat issues with my 8600GT and M1530. While playing Crysis, temps would reach 85 (not OC'd) and 90 (OC'd at 575/1150/843). So I tried AS5 (didnt help much), elevated the rear of the laptop (helped a little), notebook cooler (wasted my ***** money).

    So I decided to do a little DIY! I bought a 90mm CPU fan, made a hole in my desk and put the fan there directly under the vent of the laptop. Take a look at the pics.

    The fan has a small speed control switch as well. Total budget - $30, 2 hours to do.

    Without the fan.
    Idle: CPU - 44. GPU - 61-68C
    Load: CPU (orthos) - 73. GPU (crysis) - 90.

    With fan at high speed.
    Idle: CPU - 33. GPU - 55 A difference of 10C
    Load: CPU (orthos) - 55 GPU (crysis) - 75 A difference of about 15C!
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    Nice Work .... How loud is fan?

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    Nice job, looks effective. If you ever use the desk later on for a desktop, you can just use the fan hole to run the cords.

    Did you raise the back by an inch?
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    Default Re: My Homemade Notebook Cooler

    yay filpfire is now moderator

    sry, back on topic :P

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    Default Re: My Homemade Notebook Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by yehrulz View Post
    yay filpfire is now moderator

    sry, back on topic :P
    You havent been on nbr very much, have you

    Nice project, integrating a fan like that is better than a laptop cooler for one big reason:
    The way you mounted the fan has zero obstruction on the intake.
    Most laptop coolers have the fan sandwiched between the laptop and the desk, greatly reducing the potential of the fan.
    You can still push your idea further.
    You should look for some fans which push a higher air pressure, not exactly volume, but pressure. These fans have less blades, with each blade being wide and curved.
    EBM Papst makes them, as does Delta and Comair Rotron

    Its a nice build, plus since the desk is cheap, you can always cut the hole larger if you wanted to put a larger fan in.

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    Genius!

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    When at low speed you can barely hear the fan, at high speed you can hear it. At the moment the CPU is 30C at low fan speed!!! I only put it on high when gaming.

    I haven't raised the back, I dont see the need now that I am getting ice cold temps, I prefer it flat.

    I have a 90mm Intel CPU cooling fan with a heat sink. I dont think it would make much of a difference compared to the current.

    Let the Overclocking continue.....
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    Default Re: My Homemade Notebook Cooler

    nice stuff

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    nice, cheap and effective mod..but how come your table look ssoooo plain? lol do u use an external mouse nad keyboard? just saying. lol

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    How is it powered? i have a bunch of old case fans i want to mod into my entertainment center because i have a glass door on the front and i would love to not have to open it when my xbox is running inside to keep it from over heating. I want to put the fans out the back. Any suggestions? i have like 5 80mm and a few 90mm and a few 120 mm ones.

    edit: i see these http://www.frozencpu.com/products/60...Pin_Molex.html

    is there a cheaper way to do it?

 

 
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