Could a laptop use a two cpu coolers?

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  1. Prax0s

    Prax0s Notebook Enthusiast

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    I raised this doubt just out of curiosity, so this is a hypothetical case.

    For example, if we have a laptop, which does not work the screen and the keyboard is defective, we dismantle everything and only leave the mainboard of the laptop, could you use two CPU coolers for the CPU and the GPU of the laptop? You will of course have a housing adapted for it.
     
  2. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    Possible but loads of potential issues

    Mounting them on stock screw holes would be the first challenge. Clearance around the socket is another thing usually not present in laptops that may cause problems

    A BGA soldered CPU would sit much lower than a desktop CPU so may need a sizeable shim. Even an old mobile socket would need a shim as it's lacking a heatspreader.

    The pcb may not be reinforced enough to cope with the weight especially since most would be mounted on the underside and gravity would pull the mass downwards.

    Youll need to match up the fan headers if you want the laptop to control fan speed, some laptops may even refuse to work if no CPU/GPU fan is detected.

    The GPU may also need cooling on the memory and vrm chips if it's high end.

    Also the OEM keyboard is not necessary, booting with a USB keyboard should be no problem (no different than booting with external screen with internal panel disconnected)

    I'd keep the motherboard mounted in the shell of the base just to protect it cutting holes and openings as required

    As you can see getting second hand OEM fans and heatsinks is the far easier option
     
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    TheReciever Notebook Consultant

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    Works fine on two separate computers, must be a problem on your end...
     
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    Good to know I'll try another system I was using my phone
     
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