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Windows 7: Can I overclock my Laptop?

02 Jan 2013   #21
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yeah, I'm surprised the water cooling companies haven't come up with kits to do this.

I know my Lenovo X220 has plenty of air flow that it doesn't even get remotely warm on the bottom side.


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02 Jan 2013   #22
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I don't think laptop liquid cooling will happen... with pc's, you have a form factor, but with laptops, there isn't a form factor.

Each company designs their laptop differently depending on what they need to put in it and where all the components will fit. And if a company did water cooling for this it would be to high of a risk of will people buy it for this particular laptop, how long will this laptop be popular, and will we make money to cover these risks.


Only if someone can design something universal that can scale or be easily modded to fit your case, but again, if design changes as it has with ultrabooks then the product is obsolete again
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02 Jan 2013   #23
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Another reason it wont happen... Laptops are about being SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT and LOW POWER CONSUMING. If you add water cooling it would increase the size because of the extra radiator, be heavier due to the natural weight of water and the radiater needed and it would consume LOTS more power. You have a pump running all the time along with 1-3 extra fans on top of that. The idea contradicts the logic of having a laptop... Just for the sake of overclocking....
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02 Jan 2013   #24
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
Yeah, I'm surprised the water cooling companies haven't come up with kits to do this.

I know my Lenovo X220 has plenty of air flow that it doesn't even get remotely warm on the bottom side.
Laptops don't allow people to install anything, they are too tight.

Although nothing stops cooling solutions manufacturers to do some prototypes. Asetek's one is pretty good for example.

Point is, either they convince AlienWare or whatever other high-end gaming laptop manufacturer to include that in their models, or that's stuff that will remain in their showrooms.
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03 Jan 2013   #25
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Water cooling, as mentioned, is more bulky than air cooling solutions and would pose alot of issues for a laptop.
Also, it can be expensive for decent water cooling solutions.The cheap water cooling solutions are no better than decent air cooling and just take up more space for no real benefit.
This is why many who invest in them carry them over from build to build. With a laptop this would be a issue as well. As a one size fits all would be extremely difficult to pull off.

With water cooling, you need a pump that can move the water efficiently through the loop. How well it cools depends on surface area of the radiator, and the airflow through it. In other words, the bigger the radiator and more water it holds the better it cools.
How big will it need to be to trump the air coling in place with out adding alot of weight and size to the laptop? And by that I mean a balanced tradeoff that makes it worth the effort.
And you must remember, that water cooling is not a solution to everything. You still need some airflow throughout the chassis.

Since laptops are not really upgradeable, and fall behind in technology rather quickly, this would be a sizeable investment for a relatively short lifespan, being tied to one machine. You can't just upgrade parts as needed. What you have is what you get for its lifetime.




I see this going down the other path, which is already in the works. Faster more efficient parts that use far less power. Which equates to lower heat.
this is always the case with technology as it progresses but mobile parts are becoming a larger focus.
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06 Jan 2013   #26
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Just run it through a car radiator... that oughtta get'cha some coolin action!

Do they have oversized radiators for computer water coolers?
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06 Jan 2013   #27
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

yeah, nowadays high-performance watercooling uses radiators the size of a car's, and they are basically the same.

For a laptop it's a bit bulky though.
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06 Jan 2013   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Get yourself a nice little SSD. That in itself will yield far better results than any OCing you could do to your laptop ever could.
x2!
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06 Jan 2013   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
Can you put liquid cooling in a laptop?

I mean, you could super glue the radiator on the side somewhere...
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06 Jan 2013   #30
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hey guys, great news! Turns out you don't even need watercooling for laptops.

With just a few minor alterations to my old laptop I was able to fit my Thermaltake Frio

It fits real nice and after a while you don't even notice it's there


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