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[Hardware Mod] better cooling for p170hm

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Hello everone,


i just want to share you some Hardware mod ideas for the p170hm.

the goal was to improve the airflow for the fans, while maintaining a decent look of the notebook case.


overall improvements:

GPU (GTX680M OC) about 7°C drop at 100% load

CPU (i7 2820QM) about 6° drop at 100% load


not sure if the two small fans helping that much. you guys think its better if they would suck in the cold air instead of blowing hot air out?


the fans are 30x30x7mm. the power is taken from the sata connector.


this took me about 3 hours to make.












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Those small fans likely help the CPU a little, but probably not the GPU. Are those fans from a Dell Inspiron 8000/8100/8200? I would definitely have them suck air in.


The mod that helped you the most was widening the fan air intakes. They are way too small on Clevo systems until the ZM series laptops.

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