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Well...this D820 was screwed up to start with, it wouldn't spin up the CPU fan, despite the fan being replaced 3 times. While I do miss the D820, the E6400 I replaced it with is so much better (as well as the battery life, the weight, and the speed).


Note: the background crap is from this being taken in a hotel room, I had brought the laptop in parts and was keeping it cool with some blue ice packs. It was ghetto laptop or Dell Mini 10...Ghetto laptop it was.

This one here isn't so much, but I did have to make an extender so that fan wire reached the CD power. I always wanted a back lit G5, and this was the closest I ever got.
 
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Sorry for the bad pictures, and i can report no temperature changes :( still idle at 39c

Think because the fan is so up against the heatsink it isn't actually moving any air, when i get round to it ill put it on some motherboard stand-offs

edit: cookie if you can gues what is underneath the white box in the second picture (box the card is lying on)
 
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This is another image I found that I did a while back, this old FX5200 was getting way too hot, to the point of burning your fingers as it was just a heatsink, no fan.

 
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PSU was kinda warm, so I said I can suck that bitch ass heat out of there. Now it stays pretty cold.

I need fancier twist ties lol.
 
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Sorry for the bad pictures, and i can report no temperature changes :( still idle at 39c

Think because the fan is so up against the heatsink it isn't actually moving any air, when i get round to it ill put it on some motherboard stand-offs

edit: cookie if you can gues what is underneath the white box in the second picture (box the card is lying on)

umm put some space below the fan so you gonna have better airflow :rockout:
and why you still use stock fan? it would block some air from the bigger fan
 
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Think because the fan is so up against the heatsink it isn't actually moving any air, when i get round to it ill put it on some motherboard stand-offs
umm put some space below the fan so you gonna have better airflow :rockout:
and why you still use stock fan? it would block some air from the bigger fan

Thats what i said.

How do you mean block air from the bigger fan?
 
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Thats what i said.

How do you mean block air from the bigger fan?
Leopard2inFahrt--1.jpg


the green is the higher airflow and the purple is lower airflow, the smaller fan i think it would give little cooling since one big fan is enough, if you use small fan on that, it would block some hot air that could escape from heatsink
 
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ghetto speaker :toast:
genius sp-s110
yeah crappy speaker :nutkick: but my current speaker is broken, i dunno it looks the jack or the cable. im gonna check it later
i have portable mp3 player that dead but the speaker is fine, so i use that and trash the sp-s110 speaker.
just glue it and use some tape :D
not best but at least little bit better :roll: :roll:

but after i put back the cover, i guess no one would realize it that its ghetto :D
 
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ghetto speaker :toast:
genius sp-s110
yeah crappy speaker :nutkick: but my current speaker is broken, i dunno it looks the jack or the cable. im gonna check it later
i have portable mp3 player that dead but the speaker is fine, so i use that and trash the sp-s110 speaker.
just glue it and use some tape :D
not best but at least little bit better :roll: :roll:
http://img.techpowerup.org/130224/IMG_20130224_161218.jpg
but after i put back the cover, i guess no one would realize it that its ghetto :D
http://img.techpowerup.org/130224/IMG_20130224_161659.jpg
Stick some duct tape over the gaps top and bottom of the new speakers to seal the enclosure. May get better bass. May also sound awful :p
 
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http://img.techpowerup.org/130121/IMG_0343[1].jpg

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Sorry for the bad pictures, and i can report no temperature changes :( still idle at 39c

Think because the fan is so up against the heatsink it isn't actually moving any air, when i get round to it ill put it on some motherboard stand-offs

edit: cookie if you can gues what is underneath the white box in the second picture (box the card is lying on)
I remember doing the same thing to my old HD3850 but did not get much of a decrease in temp on idle but a decent one on load



twas a good overclocker but you might have cut off too much plastic
 
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Stick some duct tape over the gaps top and bottom of the new speakers to seal the enclosure. May get better bass. May also sound awful :p
yeah after put some tape on it as seal the sound kinda better, i have little bass now :toast:
 
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you kids need to learn what ghetto modding is. not sure i posted this in this thread before... but i came across this on my facebook albums

the victim. ATI 4650. getting a bit hot in the summers.


wasnt well off back then, so this is the second victim. a 3 year old 80mm fan. and a channel file(its spine had split so it was useless)


what happens when you give me a rotary tool and a 80mm fan? this...


the file became


assembling and trimming the fan.


glued and ready to go


wire 'em up


add the card



and it works. 10C drop at full load *victory dance*





even i was surprised by the results. lol.
 
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fried the thing....lol
 
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you wont need to wait that long. it will die before that.
 
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you wont need to wait that long. it will die before that.
How are you so sure? I had a p3 for a decade and I got it used. Especially since in I think I might upgrade in 2014-2015. Then it will be retired to whatever use I have for it. I am keeping this thing forever. Its the cpu I put in the first computer I actually built.
 
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