Cheap, efficient, and easy laptop cooling - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2008, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Cheap, efficient, and easy laptop cooling

I just figured out a good way to cool off my dv9700t (which, even on my Rosewill cooling stand, generated ridiculous amounts of heat on the GPU while gaming or running the new F@H GPU2 client). It's easy. I took 3 old 80mm fans (they came out of old/dead PSU's, one of the PSU's I replaced with a blue LED fan, the other was a cheap dual-fan that burned out on me so I salvaged the 2 fans). I soldered the wires together and have another old PSU behind my laptop with the green wire shorted with a jumper. I attached the fans by taping them together and set it beside my computer. It lowers the GPU temperature by 10 degrees, which is great for gaming and folding. It's a bit loud, but I don't care, it's not any louder than a desktop would be.


__________________

__________________

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 06-22-2008, 01:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Cheap, efficient, and easy laptop cooling

The only way I can see folding would raise the gpu temperature is that the gpu and cpu share the same heatsink and there is only one fan to keep them both cool. Which is the case in many laptops.
__________________

KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 06-22-2008, 02:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: Cheap, efficient, and easy laptop cooling

I'm running the new Folding@Home GPU2 client that runs on my 8600M GS...it uses the GPU's power for folding. I'm running the CPU SMP dual core client at the same time. Right now, my whole computer is folding! The fan thing helps keep the temperatures down while folding or gaming.
__________________

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 06-22-2008, 03:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Cheap, efficient, and easy laptop cooling

I've heard of gpu folding, but BOINC, which I use, only has cpu versions that do 1 wu per core. I use a utility that keeps both the cpu and gpu fans running at full speed constantly. So as long as I have kept the heatsink fins clean, I haven't run into any overheating problems.
KurrentEweser is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.