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    "Tiny Cases" - Custom SSD Brackets (36 SSD's theoretical max in Micro-ATX)

    Bracket Orientation Diagram: Drive "Stacking" and Mounting Diagram: ...and now we wait until early February
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    "Tiny Cases" - Custom SSD Brackets (36 SSD's theoretical max in Micro-ATX)

    I recently reclaimed 4 x crucial m4's (9.5mm) from my server. These drives have seen a few years in server usage, but are still relatively spritely in their current health and worth dropping into my pc. Where I began to run into problems was simply in terms of drive mounting options because I'm...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Don't think admin password would be it. Yeah I didn't see a disabe uefi option either. Your bios version seems to be the latest at 2.17, im a bit stumped right now, i know its not fun swapping laptop CPU's :(. I should be able to get to it tomorrow or friday, doing a little midnight coding atm.
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    I feel like theirs a secure boot option lurking somewhere in there. You may need to disable UEFI because of apu swap , but I'm not seeing any clear bios settings to do so. I may have to break out my laptop and reassemble it to see what I had running. Whats under "USB Interface Secuirty?"...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    No worries at all. Good news, bad news. Good news is I ran into the same exact issue when I first upgraded with the default bios and I was able to get the a10 apu to work marvelously. The problem is with a particular bios setting, that somehow interrupts the a10 apu from working it's magic...
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    [FS/FT][US] NDM's Misc Deals: 16gb Laptop DDR3 Ram, 8gb HyperX Fury 1600.

    ------Creds: ------ --Was a TPU staff member/news poster way way back --Heatware: http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=56694 --Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/jsp06001 ------Quick Summary:------- DDR3 Laptop Ram, DDR2 Desktop Ram, Qnap 119P II, Samsung N135 Netbook RoseWill 2 Bay USB 2.0 Drive...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Cool! I can't wait to build a desktop again. Although its a little ways away for me right now, since this thing is doing decent enough in terms of performance to get me by. I'm planning on getting myself another 24-27" monitor, a newer tv since I'm still rocking a 40" 2006 Samsung 720p LCD in my...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Heck yeah! All you need is a dremel, some ebay heatsinks(I suggest ~2 spare stock heatsinks depending on how many pipes your looking to add. And possibly an odd sized heatsink if your planning to add a "layer" fins within the fan area like i did. But just that the AS permanent thermal epoxy...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Lol @ CLP. Thanks Mussels your always awesome as usual! Also I just looked in my box of heatsink parts, and I have 2 perfectly good k55n heatsinks still, so I'm thinking insted of adding a tiny 4" heatpipe to bind the 2 seperate sets of fins, maybe I can bind the fins and add another heatpipe...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    By default the APU runs in Turbo Mode. But can be disabled in AMD Overdrive. Coolaboratory liquid pro is interesting, althought im not sure how comfortable I am using a liquid metal alloy on an exposed chip like within a laptop. Especially if it takes 48 hours to harden/set. but its something...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    It's really difficult in some ways to get consistent temp readings with these chips IMO, because of the "Turbo Feature" I tend to use this chip in 2 ways. When working I'm typically doing CPU intensive Tasks, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop (with OpenCL more GPU now though), Many Many Google...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    good to know but wayyyyy overkill. I definitely need to keep my portability. Once I add the wire mesh to that gaping hole in the bottom, its about as good as back to stock. I've always thought laptop + water cooling seems sorta silly, the same way that watercooling a game console is sort of...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Oh wow thats cool! Thanks for the info. I'm sure its certainly the better route (soldering) for the absolute optimum setup. Since I don't have the tools, I figured lapping contact points between the heatsinks + thermal epoxy was my best bet, and seems to have been a success. I'm starting to...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    its not AS5, its ASTA-7G Artic Silver Premium Silver thermal adhesive (its a 2 part thermal epoxy), it doesnt drip. At all. Its solid as a rock. And conducts insanely well. Also good luck soldering a heatpipe with a propanetorch, I see this advice everywhere on the internet, yet no one ever...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Okay, so the gains are quite impressive(pictures are crummy and pretty blurry, sorry!). I dont know what was happening with the stock heatsink but I was hitting my thermal margins, And the pc would just reboot while gaming. So I decided it was time to finally finish my mod. Picture 1: The final...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Nah no heatsink upgrade required. And if your not planning to overclock no need for a bigger power brick. The a10-5750m is a good upgrade as long as you don't expect dedicated gpu like performance, but its still a very nice upgrade IMO, well worth the ~100.00. you don't even need to lap the...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    I think it might also be wise for me to run this with and without the 120mm fan to give us data on how a stock laptop fan will handle the extra static pressure.
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    No heatpipes being cut . I would Only be cutting fins.So did my first bout also work and experimenting tonight. Lapped the new k55n master heatsink base to a 2500 grit mirror (was much more difficult to lap than a desktop heatsink imo because the weight of it isn't above the direction your...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Thanks I appreciate hearing that! When I try to mod and create things I try and think how they can be done in the best, cheapest, and most efficient ways, and I think if you look the problem at as many angles as possible you eventually find the right path. I've considered heating them, with some...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Just got in all the heatsinks today! Starting to mockup a bit more to meet what I can actually fit in this tiny space! Salvage Plans for other heatsinks: My general goal here is to keep one set of fins + its respective heatpipe together, and then seperate another heatpipe from its fins and...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Thanks Kursah! The k55n is a fantastic budget laptop. And I would never spend more than $300-$400 USD on a laptop personally because the money is always better spent on the desktops. It makes me weak in my knees when I see somone drop $750-$1,000 for a gaming laptop that can be beat out by a...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Thanks! I actually don't have my soldering tools (in my parents basement lol). I'm going to go with giving the heatpipes a VERY light polish/lap at contact points and then use as thin a layer of artic silver adhesive (8W/m-K) as possible. IMO with soldering heatpipes its a big toss up, the risk...
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    Adding Heatpipes to a Richland Laptop

    Once the Kaveri Laptop Chips come out, thats when itll be time to upgrade laptops, HSA Mantel look awesome, its too bad they sort of crippled the first gen of chips as far as the shaders go though. But the APU's :) they are so stinkin cheap, I bought my original laptop for $300.00 last year...