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    Default can someone explain the inside of my laptop to me?

    ok, not much of a 'hardware man' and sometimes the insides of things confuse me.

    playing around with trying to get better cooling on my laptop, woul;d i be right in thinking that the bright orange thing leading down the centre of this pic, into the fan is my laptops heatsink (sp?)



    if so what are the problems, if any, of making a couple of new holes in the casing inline with it so my fan/stand/thing (pictured below) can actually cool it? as you can see, right now it is in line, but blowing on the casing itself



    if i flip it the other way it pulls air away, rather than push it in, so would i be better off also flipping it over so it pulls air through the holes off off the orange bit and help cool the laptop better?

    i know it's not the best stand out there but it was cheap and generally does a good job, but living 3 floors up and catching everyone elses heat in my flat is starting to push it a bit more than it can take, also i haven't seen many fan stands that line up with my vents anyway *shrug*

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    and i've just got the hoover on it, before anyone suggests that

    is there anyway i can 'beef up' the heat sink? like attaching some more of the copper stuff onto it so it can carry more heat?
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    solved it with google, and a hoover, and a drill

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    hope you weren't under the influence while poking under the hood mate
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    the influence of having a drill in my hand, but got some holes inline with heatsink, which also line up with stand

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    thats a Dell isnt it lol.

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    geez i just got my laptop, no way in hell i'm taking a screwdriver to it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmauve View Post
    thats a Dell isnt it lol.
    acer, tbh i think most of the cooling problem is the 2 years of dust that built up in the fan, but extra holes can't hurt

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    any ideas what that vast expanse next to fan/above heatsink is for? could i wedge a ssd in there and move traktor boot over to that? figure a straight drag/drop of the files from within other boot, then tidy up loose ends in bcdedit (or a nice gui version) to make sure it boots correctly.

    although music would still be stored on normal hdd (with the partition 20gb larger from reclaiming the space where traktor currently sits) so would i see much of a performance benefit?

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    That would be my guess, not sure about sticking an ssd in there though.
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