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Internal Fan Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by IceDragon7, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. IceDragon7

    IceDragon7 Notebook Evangelist

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    Is this possible? To get a better internal cooling fan for your laptop?
     
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    Doubt it, you can probably get replacements though.
     
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    So an external cooling fan is the only option?
     
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    I recommend a cooling pad like the Zalman NC-1000
     
  5. IceDragon7

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    Well the point was to not have to carry a external cooling pad
     
  6. Greg

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    You won't really be able to do this.
     
  7. adinu

    adinu I pwn teh n00bs.

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    These aren't desktops.

    The fan that it comes with is the one you're stuck with. You can get a replacement like lawlz said, but you can't buy an aftermarket one that's gonna cool better like you can on desktops.
     
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    With a lot of work, you can probably find a more powerful fan that will fit.
    But in the last laptop I had to fix (an old 2.8GHz Prescott), just rewiring the fan directly to the supply (5v in my case) was enough to cool that Prescott.
     
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    Aren't Prescotts old Intel P4s?
     
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    Yes they are. And they're hot, exactly what you don't want in a laptop.
     
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    Indeed, I have one in my desktop...they are toasty and the stock HSF is insanely loud. Hyperthreading was a breakthrough IMO though...lol, I remember when I first put in that CPU I checked the device manager and was shocked to see 2 CPUs show up. I was like, OMG I got a secret CPU. Ah funny stuff...
     
  12. Knightendo

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    if you cant upgrade the cooling fan, you cant upgrade the CPU?
    i have a single core turion 64 but i have been thinking about upgradeing it to a dual core ut i am woried if i will have to upgrade the fan
     
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