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I was wondering if I water cooled my laptop if it would void the warranty (Have more than basic warranty). My laptop has removeable covers on the bottom to HD, GPU, etc. I plan on making the water cooling removeable and portable. If I could water cool my laptop and OC (without voltage increase) it without voiding warranty, I will happily do it.
post #2 of 13
Well, water cooling a laptop would kind of defeat the purpose of the laptop - and yes it would void your warranty

- you also need to think that a water cooling loop isn't really meant to be moved around much, would need its own power (thus eating up battery life) not to mention that even the thinnest of tubes would be fairly thick on a laptop, then there is the problem of where to put the radiator, fans, reservoir, and pump.

If you check out most water cooling stuff, it will say in with its warranty that it does not cover damage from the loop leaking ect. and your warranty is void on your laptop if you modify it.
Edited by appleg33k85 - 1/26/11 at 1:26pm
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post #3 of 13
You probably would. Most laptop warranties do have a clause about liquids being spilled on the unit.
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Why would you want to water cool a lappy? If you want to defeat the purpose of a lappy switch to a desktop.
    
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Watercooling a laptop is extremely hard and there is no point because you cannot OC the cpu within bios (only using setfsb or throttlestop will work). You could OC gpu but most of them are low end anyway.
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i would try a cheap p4 or something and also mounting kids would have to be modded in your own way. i wouldn't think this is possible but could be for an extreme techie.

won't look pretty either
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post #7 of 13
Yup I am willing to bet it will void it.

But you give no information?????

What kind of laptop? (if it is Dell, forget about it)

What kind of water cooling?

Where is the CPU located and how do you plan to cool it, block?

The GPU is accessible? amazing.

I would be amazed a little more if you could prove you can OC it, most laptops it is locked up tight and completely unable to OC
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Uncivilised View Post
Watercooling a laptop is extremely hard and there is no point because you cannot OC the cpu within bios (only using setfsb or throttlestop will work). You could OC gpu but most of them are low end anyway.
AGreeeD
it is a Intel GPU... that is why I can not imagine it being OCed
post #9 of 13
what on earth? yes it would void the warranty although im not sure what they would say if you tried to return it and it was water cooled lol. you cant really overclock a laptop anyway
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The GPU is accessible? amazing.
It's an I5 the GPU is in the CPU
    
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