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Friend gave me his Inspiron 1545 with a non-working fan...

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They told me I would have no use buying 4 of those fans. The TJ Max on the current processor is 105C and when I found out it's fan didn't work it was already at 99 C. Soon after it shut off. So I pulled out the trust clip fan. It idles at 40C and loads all the way up to 85C. I am currently waiting on a fan I ordered off ebay and should be here tomorrow.

The LCD was hit by something and as a result it turns on but has that streak of black and other colors going across it. Also, it needs to be remounted.



I plan to pimp the heck out of this laptop. Here is the list so far:
  1. Upgrade Pentium Dual Core T4200 to C2D T9900
  2. Upgrade RAM from 3GB to 8GB
  3. Drop in a bluetooth module that this model didn't come with
  4. Upgrade the wifi card to a Wireless N one offered for the same model
  5. Replace the screen with a higher resolution one also offered for this model
  6. Replace keyboard
  7. Upgrade 6 cell battery to 9 cell

I think that's it so far. There is something about the upgradeability of old hardware that makes me smile smile.gif
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reminds me of my 1525 (still got it)...

even with all the fans working, under a medium-heavy load its core 2 duo t5750 would get to 105C or around it then shut off.

cleaning out all the dust and gunk around the exhaust area and cpu made it not shut off, and replacing the thermal paste with some decent thermal paste dropped temps by around 5-10C
2011 riggy rig
(13 items)
 
2006 MacBook
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k - 4.6GHz/1.36v ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 Galaxy GTX 480 850c/2180m 1.063v 16GB Samsung Green (4x4GB, at 2133mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Samsung 24x DVD Corsair A70 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (1st monitor) Viewsonic A90 19" CRT (2nd monitor) ASUS VH236H 23" LCD Antec Earthwatts Green 650w 
Case
CoolerMaster HAF 912 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83ghz Intel GMA 950 2.5GB DDR2 667 60GB 5400rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
Combo Drive (reads dvds, writes cds) Mac OS X Lion 10.7 13.3" 1280x800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium Dual Core 65nm 2.2GHz Intel LGA775 ATi Radeon 3650 1GB 6GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung 5400rpm 2 DVD-RW's Windows 7 Ultimate x64 32" Sony TV 1360x768 
KeyboardPower
Samsung SEM DT-35 bitch 600w generic 
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2011 riggy rig
(13 items)
 
2006 MacBook
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k - 4.6GHz/1.36v ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 Galaxy GTX 480 850c/2180m 1.063v 16GB Samsung Green (4x4GB, at 2133mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Samsung 24x DVD Corsair A70 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (1st monitor) Viewsonic A90 19" CRT (2nd monitor) ASUS VH236H 23" LCD Antec Earthwatts Green 650w 
Case
CoolerMaster HAF 912 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83ghz Intel GMA 950 2.5GB DDR2 667 60GB 5400rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
Combo Drive (reads dvds, writes cds) Mac OS X Lion 10.7 13.3" 1280x800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium Dual Core 65nm 2.2GHz Intel LGA775 ATi Radeon 3650 1GB 6GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung 5400rpm 2 DVD-RW's Windows 7 Ultimate x64 32" Sony TV 1360x768 
KeyboardPower
Samsung SEM DT-35 bitch 600w generic 
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Originally Posted by MarshallRA View Post

reminds me of my 1525 (still got it)...
even with all the fans working, under a medium-heavy load its core 2 duo t5750 would get to 105C or around it then shut off.
cleaning out all the dust and gunk around the exhaust area and cpu made it not shut off, and replacing the thermal paste with some decent thermal paste dropped temps by around 5-10C

Thats what I plan to do when I open her up. Nothing says clean like an alcohol bath tongue.gif
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After switching out the fan, I find that the heat from the processor actually warped the bottom metal part of the old fan. So the blade couldn't move. After a new TIM replacement and new fan, its running good and best of all, cool. Never goes above 60C now. Next up is either the RAM or screen. Bluetooth module and Wireless N card should be here in the coming 3 days smile.gif
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