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Just wanted to let yall know that I gave reflex99's coin trick a try and am blown away at the results. Big ups to reflex... by far the cheapest and easiest mod to do.

For about 15 min I've been running Furmark with ThrottleStop locking the cpu at 2.8Ghz and both my i5 CPU and GT540 maxes at 83C (this is 3830TG).
Haven't tried reapplying TIM yet and don't think I have to anymore with the coins.
I think taking out the mesh was easier.....

There is a guy in this thread that actually sanded down the heatpipes, and used some thermal glue stuff to use real heatsinks instead of coins.
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I think taking out the mesh was easier.....

There is a guy in this thread that actually sanded down the heatpipes, and used some thermal glue stuff to use real heatsinks instead of coins.
True... but this had a much greater effect than the removing the mesh.
And sanding the pipes and buying some heatsinks is so much more hassle than just $0.75 worth of coins
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I was trying to point out how hardcore he is
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hai guys ^^

Currently I'm dealing with the GPU not being used issue, I think it's an optimus issue. As of about 1 week ago my computer suddenly decided to stop letting any program except for the control panel use the GF540m GT. The control panel will use it and cause 1% of the GPU to be used, but no other programs/games can access it at all. I've spent dozens of hours trying to figure this out.

I've tried: clean uninstall/reinstall of Nvidia drivers, intel VGA drivers, intel system board drivers, and acer powersmart.
I've also just reflashed the bios. There's only two things that happened in the last few days. 1. windows update started to install intel drivers when the computer froze then restarted. 2. Avast! detected a rootkit which was removed with a killer util. There have since been no other issues.

I've just bought an external drive for the explicit purpose of fixing this ing laptop- but I really don't want to do that unless it's the last resort. It will probably just happen again as it did. I know it's software related because I've swapped out the HD with a month old backup and it works fine, so why can't I fix it by uninstalling the drivers? It makes no sense.

Tonight I'll probably do a repair install to fix it (as well as doing the coin mine, though I'll be doing mine with Hong Kong coins , I can't wait to try) and hopefully that will be that.
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hai guys ^^

Currently I'm dealing with the GPU not being used issue, I think it's an optimus issue. As of about 1 week ago my computer suddenly decided to stop letting any program except for the control panel use the GF540m GT. The control panel will use it and cause 1% of the GPU to be used, but no other programs/games can access it at all. I've spent dozens of hours trying to figure this out.

I've tried: clean uninstall/reinstall of Nvidia drivers, intel VGA drivers, intel system board drivers, and acer powersmart.
I've also just reflashed the bios. There's only two things that happened in the last few days. 1. windows update started to install intel drivers when the computer froze then restarted. 2. Avast! detected a rootkit which was removed with a killer util. There have since been no other issues.

I've just bought an external drive for the explicit purpose of fixing this ing laptop- but I really don't want to do that unless it's the last resort. It will probably just happen again as it did. I know it's software related because I've swapped out the HD with a month old backup and it works fine, so why can't I fix it by uninstalling the drivers? It makes no sense.

Tonight I'll probably do a repair install to fix it (as well as doing the coin mine, though I'll be doing mine with Hong Kong coins , I can't wait to try) and hopefully that will be that.
it happens to me before, but a clean reinstall of nvidia driver fix everything for me.. i'm not sure about your case, probably if everything fails, a windows reinstall would worth the hassle to try??
oh, and make sure the P button is not lighted when you want to use the nvidia gpu..

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Originally Posted by majinwu View Post
Just wanted to let yall know that I gave reflex99's coin trick a try and am blown away at the results. Big ups to reflex... by far the cheapest and easiest mod to do.

For about 15 min I've been running Furmark with ThrottleStop locking the cpu at 2.8Ghz and both my i5 CPU and GT540 maxes at 83C (this is 3830TG).
Haven't tried reapplying TIM yet and don't think I have to anymore with the coins.
i'm interested in trying this mod..but how did you attach those dimes??
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****, windows disc isn't giving me the option to do a repair install... I'm using OEM Home premium and so is the disc, but no option.

I've tried all drivers but no dice.
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i'm interested in trying this mod..but how did you attach those dimes??
friction.

They hold them selves in when you put the cover back on.
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AGH I was so close! I did a total uninstall of the drivers, system tools, then ran driver sweeper. The result- the GPU now spikes to 53% occasionally when opening windows, but still doesn't totally turn on. :'(
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friction.

They hold them selves in when you put the cover back on.
They didn't for me, and that was even with a bit of TIM haha. I ended up using a lot more TIM and they've stayed in place so far. It's not good to have a bunch of coins rattling around inside your laptop during the day haha.

Gave up trying to fix the nvidia thing. I'm currently re-installing windows. If this doesn't fix it, I'm selling it.

edit: nope, TIM does not hold the coins in. I ended up with one lodged over the RAM and one in the fan. This is definitely not a safe or effective solution, unless someone has a better idea how to hold them in place.
Edited by Eason - 10/12/11 at 3:42am
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They didn't for me, and that was even with a bit of TIM haha. I ended up using a lot more TIM and they've stayed in place so far. It's not good to have a bunch of coins rattling around inside your laptop during the day haha.

Gave up trying to fix the nvidia thing. I'm currently re-installing windows. If this doesn't fix it, I'm selling it.

edit: nope, TIM does not hold the coins in. I ended up with one lodged over the RAM and one in the fan. This is definitely not a safe or effective solution, unless someone has a better idea how to hold them in place.
You stacking one time on top of one nickel in the locations specified in the reflex99's screenshot? It holds in place fine for me... if that doesn't work try penny on top of nickel, as pennies are thicker. And what TIM are you using?
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