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Ok. I have an, and i'd hate to say old, but middle aged HP Nx9420. Intel Core 2 Duo, i think T5600. ATI Radeon X1600 etc. Great little laptop for it's time. But my hinges broke, plastic cracked etc. and i have a new laptop and this one is sitting around. So, I've gutten the unit, down to MOBO, ATI Daughter card and miscellaneous things i'll need. But i want to get rid of the original aluminum/ single copper pipe that cools the cpu and gpu and find a way to make each their own.

The Mobo will be suspended over a 1/4-1/2 inch thick aluminum sheet, debating to enclose it or not, and if i do, plexi or just make an aluminum box. if i enclose it i can defiantely create some nice airflow through it. But i'm looking for ideas on the heatsink/fan creating process.

I'm at work currently can cannot upload pictures... (firewall), Any ideas and most definately welcome.

Regards,
Carlos
post #2 of 7
If you're talking about making a heatsink, you'll need access to a milling machime.

Heatpipes would be even a bigger problem.
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Those there are what my CPU and GPU look like with and without their factory coolers. I would like to create a more efficient cooler, dow to this willbe enclosed in a most probably full aluminum case, and the case will only be about a total of 1 1/2 - 2 inches tall. I have some big Copper coolers already that i could probably modify, but i'm wondering, do ya'll suggest just using this factory setup, modifying the current setup, (e.i. add some memory heat sinks etc. or creating one? i Appreciate any ideas smile.gif
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It's going to be hard, the hsf mounting holes are different
post #5 of 7
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forgive my noob-ness, HSF? what does that mean?


Well, any ideas on how to modify the factory one, I'm actually wondering, copper to aluminum bonding is a process of brazzin, or also soldering if i'm correct?

I have some 1/4" copper heatsinks from (whatever they we're from) i'm wondering ifi could "unsolder some finds, trim it, and drill the mounting holes? (it may be a bit too thick though.

Or, would grabbing the stuck setup, removed the copper parts, and stick a bunch of "memory" heatsinks on there work? when i enclose it, i'll probably do some type of dedicated fan on the bottom, and a dedicated fan on the top. (bot intake, top exhaust) so the whole system would get cooled.

like i said, ideas are definately welcome on this, i'd even leave the entire case open if i could mount some type of heatsink and fan to the cpu/gpu, it will be inside of a drawer anyways, so technically, it's already enclosed by the drawer and toolbox. smile.gif

regards,
caros
post #6 of 7
HSF is heatsink fan.

If you could make a sketchup file of what you are trying to achieve it would help a lot.
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I am actually working on a notebook based mod at the moment and am happy to show you what I did for a custom cooler.

Here's the in-progress build thread showing all the steps if you are interested.

Here is what I started with:

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And after some work it became a beast of a cooler, almost capable of being passive with a CPU and dedicated GPU under load:

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