Introduction: Laptop Cooler

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It's been a rainy day, so I decided to tackle a project that has been on my list. My laptop has been getting a little warm, so I decided to see if I could make a stand that could help keep my laptop a little cooler. I have a few extra broken computers that aren't accomplishing anything, so I decided to see if I could put them to use.

Step 1: Parts

I used an old power supply box as well as a few heat sinks from the other areas of the PC.

However, these are some of the parts:

Broken Power Supply Box

Small Heat Sinks

Power Supply

Step 2: Disassemble the Box

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The first step I took was disassembling the box. All that was left the fan and the container.

Step 3: Analyze the Fan.

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This fan was a 12 volt. I was able to strip the wires and connect it to a power supply(a switch could be easily implemented, but I didn't see it necessary.

Step 4: Heat Sinks

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I connected the heat sinks to the opposite side of the fan inside the power supply box. The idea is to have the laptop sit on top of the power supply box to help the heat dissipate from the laptop. I'm not sure how effective it will be, but it will definitely help a little just getting some air underneath it.

Step 5: Put It All Together

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Finally, put it all together. Here's the difference in temperature on my computer. The temperature is in Fahrenheit. I left it for around 30 - 45 minutes, and these were the differences. It's not a lot, but it's some. l

Comments

fuseteam. (author)2015-08-11

is it me or are a few of the temperature higher then without the cooler? the GPU for example.....

bmur31 (author)fuseteam.2015-08-12

Yes, it's not just you. This box isn't the same size as the bottom of the laptop. If I were to guess, the prolonged running of the laptop continued to heat the GPU so it continued to heat. However, the box was under the CPU and HD, so it was able to help cool it down. Also, if I were to guess, the GPU(and other things that got warmer) would have been even hotter had the laptop not been picked off the surface.

amberrayh (author)2015-08-11

Thanks for sharing how you built this. I hope we see more from you in the future!

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