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Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465364 01/12/06 03:02 AM
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This is my first post here, so I guess I should say hi to everyone. so... hey!

Ok I was having problems with high cpu temps on my 14" g4 laptop. Well actually I wasn't until I decided to overclock it 30%. Now most things worked fine at that %, internet, itunes, the basic fundamental aspects didn't seem to up the temp to anything unhealthy. But after I played some games for about 30 minutes I could cook an egg on the casing. Not good... And as I'm lazy and cheap (forget legitimate modding) I've been using some makeshift cooling solutions with surprisingly effective results. Basically I unlatched the standard keyboard and put an icepack over some tinfoil onto it. My laptops temp dropped 8-10 C and now when I play 3d games, it does increase, but it's still within an acceptable range. Would love some feedback

Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465365 01/12/06 03:15 AM
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Beware condensation... sick

Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465366 01/12/06 03:21 AM
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You would think so, but it's been sitting there the better half of a day and no moisture on my laptop... yet that is:ohmy:

Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465367 01/12/06 03:22 AM
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Better than my C-Clamp over the heatsink on an iBook cooling trick. I'm not joking either.


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Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465368 01/12/06 03:26 AM
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Thats just plain scary.
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Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465369 01/12/06 03:35 AM
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I've actually done that before. If you're careful with condensation, it works great for a short while.

Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465370 01/12/06 07:32 AM
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hmm i dont suppose youve put it in the fridge yet ontop of the cheese ill show you a pic of it later when i get around to taking it, but for me its acceptible because mines a dell....


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That sure does sound rather risky...


- iMac g5 2ghz, 1.5gb ram.
- eMac 1ghz (clocked at 1.27): 1gb RAM, Dual Layer Pioneer DVD +/- RW, 80 gb HD, 160 & 250 external Lacie FW HDs. And modified cooling.
- iMac 600 mhz
- b&w in atx case, with sata drives :p
- PowerMac g3 b/w - with atx psu
- PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
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This kinda reminds me of a mod I tryed 2 years ago. I bought a small fridge from a yardsell for 30 bucks. I took it home and basicly rebuilt it. I cramed my PC in and it cooled it down very well. Untill I woke up from my smoke alarm going off and no power. What happen was the compressor died and made the frezzer part where I had the CPU located thaw and water got onto the mobo and the power supply and caused a short bad enough to start a fire on the wall socket. After that mod and spending 3,000 bucks in repairs to the house I told myself never do anything that like again that is not made for cooling down electronics.


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Re:Laptop cooling [Re: BaibiaLak] #465373 01/12/06 07:53 PM
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Lol, that sucks. An expensive lesson...


- iMac g5 2ghz, 1.5gb ram.
- eMac 1ghz (clocked at 1.27): 1gb RAM, Dual Layer Pioneer DVD +/- RW, 80 gb HD, 160 & 250 external Lacie FW HDs. And modified cooling.
- iMac 600 mhz
- b&w in atx case, with sata drives :p
- PowerMac g3 b/w - with atx psu
- PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
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