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ASUS 1215n - New HD, RAM and Thermal paste (pics)

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Been wanting to upgrade the junky 5400 rpm drive and add ram in my Asus1215n netbook aka wirefox-jr

Didn't want to dive into an SSD as I wanted more space but a little more speed.

While inside I decided to add new thermal to the cpu and gpu (see below)

very helpful youtube video of opening ... (beware of music)


Here is what I added

Hard drive
Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 2.5-Inch Mobile Hard Drive

RAM
Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM (Kit of 2) Notebook Memory

OS
Win 7 pro

Booted my win 7 from a thumb drive

Used ISO recorder (used to make ISO of my window disk)

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable thumb drive

Hard Drives
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wirefox-jr
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Open view
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Open view
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heatsync on
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heat sync off
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Close up of cores
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Forgot to take pics of me pasting etc ... lol

Screw count (nice list of what goes where ... and I STILL managed to have three extra's confusedsmiley.png

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Time to update the OS .... guess I'll play some BF3 smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7820x (SL) 4.8  MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON LGA  ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm  3600 G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 evo pro 1TB Enermax Neo Changer gpu loop, CPU NXZT kraken 240 Win10 Acer Predator XB271HU 27" WQHD IPS 165hz 
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7820x (SL) 4.8  MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON LGA  ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm  3600 G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 evo pro 1TB Enermax Neo Changer gpu loop, CPU NXZT kraken 240 Win10 Acer Predator XB271HU 27" WQHD IPS 165hz 
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Hey wirefox I just want to say thanks for the info and pics you provided.

I'm currently in the process of getting an Asus 1215N from my brother to play world of Warcraft on
And watch movies as I am an over the road truck driver. The portability of this VS the bulk and price of a full sized laptop is my main reason for getting it.

A few question's though.

Would you say the added speed of the 7200 rpm drive is noticeable?
(I understand you weren't going for speed, just seeing if it helped any)

Would you say the 8 gig 1333 ram made any noticeable differences?
(From what I've read elsewhere the higher speed 1333 vs 800 ddr3 is needed for overclocking)

What thermal paste or pad would you recommend (currently have Arctic Silver 5)?
(I noticed in the pic of the heat pipe removed the stock grease was grossly applied at stock build, which worries me a bit but I'm comfortable cleaning and reapplying myself)

Last but not least...would you say the stock fan and heat pipe are sufficient cooling (going to bump up the FSB to get about 2ghz or maybe 2.2ghz, which if my info is correct should bump up the Ion graphics as well)?
(I couldn't tell the size of the fan from pic but I'm a bit worried about keeping the unit as cool as possible given that I'm not always in a perfect ambient temperature/environment but don't necessarily want to lug around a cooling pad)

I've seen my brother play games like WoW and whatnot at medium settings at best on this system pure stock, but I'm a bit of a OCD when comes to a system and always try to squeeze as much as I can out of it, albeit safely because its no use if I burn it up.

I'd greatly appreciate any and all info you or anyone else can provide.

Thanks,
Lohk
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