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Laptop water cooler? Answered

Hello
I have a laptop that gets hot while gaming and i don't have the money for a desktop right now.
Basically my idea is to lay down 4 fans
then i lay down a mesh sheet
then a coil of copper pipe
then a another mesh sheet
then my laptop 

The coils would go to a tub of slightly chilled water and be pumped though

How well would this work, Is it possible?

Portability is not an issue as i would have this mounted to a piece of wood by my desk

Thanks,
Kaden

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Wired_Mist

Best Answer 4 years ago

I have always found the key is to slightly elevate your laptop from your desk.

aside from that, a simple fan blowing towards your CPU, and a clear Exit for the hot air (From the Exhaust) should do you fine :)

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FarmerKJSWired_Mist

Answer 4 years ago

My cooler pad i bought doesn't help it

i even try boosting it from 5 to 12 volts

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Wired_MistFarmerKJS

Answer 4 years ago

locate the Air inlets and the exhaust ( maybe a pic if you could ?)

be sure your exhaust is uninterrupted. In my case the exhaust point down at a *45 angle so I had to shift my rig over a half inch to get the airflow I needed.

As Cool at your air conditioner idea sounds, there are a few options that are easier to try first. Your computer was designed to deal with the heat it produces (While running an appropriate bench test) After cleaning the dust , If you are still having a problem, it's one of two things (A) you are not getting the airflow you need (B) you are running a game that is pushing the limits of your Rig.

If you can live with slightly lower graphics then tune them down a bit, Faster gaming as a bonus ^.^ Also close any background programs that don't have to be there.you would be surprised how may resources are used to run you-tube or even FB.

For Airflow you can either lower the air temp as you planned, Or move more air through your case.

http://www.xoxide.com/evercool-nbfa1-notebook-fan....

This Nifty little fan attaches to your exhaust port and helps you Cpu fan suck through your case. May need to ask someone with a Visa mind you : Other wise you may be able to build one yourself :D

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FarmerKJSWired_Mist

Answer 4 years ago

Thanks I will look into that

i built a little mini cooler with on hand pump and pipe and it seems to work well considering the conditions

My next version i will use PC fans instead of a cooler pad and get a bigger pump

i will also look into opening it up after warranty is over and dusting it out my self

and buy that fan you mentionsed

Betweeen all of tyhat it dhould keep coool in the 80-90 degree wether we will have in the summer

right now it is being used in a 60 degree enviroment

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Wired_MistFarmerKJS

Answer 4 years ago

After some thought you may want to look at this guy...

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10080 I's a Thermo-electric (peltier) cooler

Now that particular one is out of stock, but the page has good References to read over. It pumps heat from one side to the other when you run a current through it. You may be able to place a device like this directly under you Cpu and cool it directly through the bottom of the case ! It still needs a Sizable Heat-sink of the other end to dissipate the heat from ur Cpu and the device It's self.

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Vyger

4 years ago

How old it the laptop? maybe you just need to clean the dust out of it.

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FarmerKJSVyger

Answer 4 years ago

1 year

hp just serviced it 2 months ago

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Wired_MistVyger

Answer 4 years ago

+1

a clean laptop is a cool laptop