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Any way to make laptop cooler fan spin faster?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by HellDemon, Jun 26, 2009.

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  1. HellDemon

    HellDemon Notebook Consultant

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    I just bought an Enermax Aeolus; it's not bad, but imo it spins wayyyy too slowly; I want it to go faster.

    Is there any way for that to happen?
     
  2. Soviet Sunrise

    Soviet Sunrise Notebook Prophet

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    USB can only supply so much power to the fan.
     
  3. HellDemon

    HellDemon Notebook Consultant

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    Hmm so would I have to connect the USB to a USB-to-outlet plug? Or would i need to find an even better way to supply power to it? Cuz that's all I can think of =/
     
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    paper_wastage Beat this 7x7x7 Cube

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    USB standard says 5V @ 500mA along EACH PORT... which means if you have multiple devices connected using an self-powered USB hub, it's not enough

    some devices like the USB cooler might try to draw more power than the USB standard...

    you can get a USB hub with a power adapter... like this one, though the review for that one sucked

    or you could go macgyver and wire up your own power supply, if you know about electronics

    (hint... some USB HUB + Power adapter have a power adapter of 5V @ 2A... this means a total of 2.5A.... if the HUB has 7 ports and EACH port requires 500mA, you need 500mA*7 = 3.5A.... not enough....

    though usually you won't run into this problem... unless you run 7 external 2.5" HDDs)
     
  5. qhn

    qhn Notebook User

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    More spins, more noise - constant and well placed fan position is best to cool down notebook environment.

    cheers ...
     
  6. Soviet Sunrise

    Soviet Sunrise Notebook Prophet

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    mujtaba ZzzZzz Super Moderator

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    You might want to take a look at some Coolermaster fans.
    And what has made you to want a cooling pad in the first place ? If your laptop has gone too hot, it might be time to clean up the laptop.
     
  8. HellDemon

    HellDemon Notebook Consultant

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    Lol its' a Studio XPS 13; that thing gets hot; the laptop cooler helps + undervolting, but undervolting does most of the cooling; but yeah, I just want this thing to be as cool as possible

    Fast fan rotation isnt exactly my main focus, moreso that I just want the fan that I have to spin faster
     
  9. whizzo

    whizzo Advocatus Diaboli

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    sense you make not.
     
  10. Soviet Sunrise

    Soviet Sunrise Notebook Prophet

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  11. jackluo923

    jackluo923 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Might want to look into these fans and replace the stock ones. LOL
    [​IMG]
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    Operating Voltage: 24 Volts
    Voltage Range: 16 - 28 Volts
    Power Supply: 37.0 Watts
    Line Current: 1.50 Amps
    Locked Rotor Current 1.35 Amps
    Nominal Speed: 5236 RPM
    Dimensions: 5.0 x 5.0 x 1.5 in
    Weight 21.87 oz
    Max Airflow @ 0 in H2O 240.0 CFM
    Max Pressure @ 0 CFM 1.410 in H2O
    Noise 66.0 dBA

    Small, powerful, and blows a lot of air. A single fan probably blows 25x more air than the heatsink fan on your laptop. LOL Imagine having 4 or 8 of them hooked up together.
    http://www.comairrotron.com/cgi-bin...re_unit=inh2o&diameter_val=0&diameter_unit=in
     
  12. X2P

    X2P I♥COOLING | NBR Super Mod

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    Changing the fan will do nothing, its a 20" fan ...



    To OP: there is nothing you can do about it, the only way to raise CFM is to get the air going through the fan colder than it is now.. turn on an aircon.
     
  13. zimbros12

    zimbros12 Notebook Deity

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    maxster Notebook Enthusiast

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    devilcm3 Notebook Deity

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    is it possible to...feed 220volts of power into the fan to make in spin faster
     
  16. Zaraphrax

    Zaraphrax Notebook Consultant

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    220V is AC, not DC. For that type of fan it won't work. But of course, if you want your fan to explode, be my guest.
     
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