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This is going to be a series of tid bits of information leading up to the question of how to upgrade the CPU/iGPU cooling, and the case cooling.

First, I have plenty of 120mm Slipstream fans lying around that I would like to mount onto the bottom of the laptop case. Second, I am quite sure there is a way to cut open a usb wire and use that to power the fans, right? How? Third, I want to control the RPM's, and I was hoping to find a way to reduce a single usb ports power through Windows rather than attaching a fan controller. (wishful thinking) Lastly, I may pick up some thinner fans instead, but do not want to at this time.

When I look at the bottom of the laptop case, I see preferations in the plastic that appear to let most of the board breathe. I may be able to get away with only one fan as these preferations cover the area's I want to cool better. My hard drive is always running hot, 114F.

I have also decided to overclock the laptop modestly right now and may try for a little more juice once I see better temps. Here are the specs although they are in my profile too:

Acer Aspire 5100-3372
CPU: Swapped out for a Turion X2 TL-52 @ 1.6GHz and oc'd at 1.8GHz
Memory: Swapped out for 2x1GB PC2-5300 333MHz and oc'd at 360MHz
iGPU: X1100 at 300MHz and oc'd at 400MHz

I currently elevate the back of the laptop to let more air under it and the laptop is for work and sits on a desk all the time.

I do not want to purchase a laptop cooler as I know I can do far better on my own for much less money. Thanks OCN!

EDIT: The laptop does what I need it to do, but it does have several horizontal dead pixels at the top of the screen. I know this is not the topic for this question, but if anyone knows some tricks to get those pixels revived, please share.
Edited by BWG - 6/8/11 at 8:57am
 
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For the dead pixels i read that pushing on them with a pencil helps. Also are they dead or stuck? you can also try runing a dead pixel fixer on that area of the screen. (flashes a lot of colors, run it for hours and it can revive the pixels

And to power the fans you splice the 12v wires to the USB, it will always run at 5v though. You can't reduce the power through windows, however it will ALWAYS run at 5v anyways.
    
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At 5v, what would you predict the fan RPM would be? (Please say under 1000RPM, LOL I don't want a turbine under it at 1800) I will find out tonight. I guess I could mount 2 to split it and that might be tolerable without a controller.

I will try this pixel trick. I am going to take a photo because I am unsure what type it is. Maybe I can find some example pictures on Google. Looking.

EDIT: Dead, they are constant and are on the top of the LCD. They a 2 lines horizontally across the screen, but each line is not a single line; it is more like a cluster of 3 or 4 each.
Edited by BWG - 6/8/11 at 9:18am
 
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At 5v it should deff be under 1000 rpms.
    
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Yay! Woot!

I will take a pic of the pixel situation when I get home. I cannot find anything similar on google.
 
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