M17xr3/r4/Ranger - Plug and Play High RPM CPU fan mod

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  1. Striker1234

    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    There you have the video.

     
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    Very clean, where did you source the switch? ebay?

    What type of wire did you use?
     
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    UTP Cat 6 Wire, I can take pictures, for a more detailed procedure.

    I took the switch from a LED lamp, the Switch is very small and the RANGER has plenty space on that area (inside) so you can place it with no problem!

    Give me this week to work on the tutorial and provide you the serial number or part number for the switch.

    I use this webpage as reference for PWM:
    https://www.ekwb.com/blog/what-is-pwm-and-how-does-it-work/
     
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    Yeah I'd love that.

    Ive got my ranger in pieces in anticipation for its revival. Looks like you spliced both fans to the same switch?
     
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    Yes!

    As you know, the Zotac EN1070 does not own a FAN Control, so I have to turn it on by using HWiNFO64.

    So, I use 3 heatpipes to share the heat between the GPU and CPU and use only the PWM Wire from CPU to control both fans automatically, the switch just 'cut' the PWM wire and you have both fans on full, something that is not possible with software.

    This works very good and Im looking for a custom heatsink that shares the heat just like the new alienwares...

    Here is the link with the serial number of the swtich and the lamp where I get the switch:

    https://imgur.com/a/KRbF4N9
     
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    I have been thinking of doing something similar but it's a bit more radical. If I ever get to that point I'll share then but until that time it's just hopeful dreams lol.
     
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    I'm working with CICICHEN to have it done, but he asked me for some time to finish the design.
     
  8. True Debreuil

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    In terms of joining the heatsinks, I've ordered a bunch of parts as Im doing the same thing. You can buy m2 ssd heatsinks which you can place on top of the cpu heatsink. There is also these 0.7mm heatpipes you can order off aliexpress https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot...&orderId=94475458658887&productId=32580140119 that should be thin enough to mount from the gpu/gpu heatsink to the heatpipes where the fins are
     
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    Hes a good guy from what I gather. Wasnt able to finish making a 4 pipe uniform heatsink and I also lost the funds so I havent spoke with him in a while.

    I plan to move the GPU fan back towards the ODD bay and extend the radiator along with a half inch shroud for more effective use of the fan. Im sure you might've noticed that the outer most side of the radiator doesnt get nearly the same amount of airflow as the inner side. Or vice versa its been a while now. I think moving the fan back a little with a shroud will allow it to fully utilize the heatsink.
     
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    You are totally right!!!
     
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