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HP Pavilion Elite 9080n problems/questions

by rad1radio / December 9, 2014 2:55 AM PST

While this computer has decent specs, the tower is tiny, cramped, and has very little cooling. It overheats. I've already had to replace 1 hard drive, and while the video card works fine, the top plastic casing has melted a bit. I've had little luck finding a larger, more sturdy replacement tower which will fit the motherboard. Also having trouble finding the exact specs of the type & size. I did find some Mac G5 towers specifically modded for hackintosh on ebay, which look like they might fit. Has anyone else had these problems & had any luck transplanting the "guts" into a new

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Well transplants I've done too many times.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2014 3:13 AM PST

But why do this? I mean I can carve a big hole in the cover or just leave it off. There's nothing new in transplants. That is, disassemble, mount, wire, etc. This would be scary the first few times.

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by James Denison / December 9, 2014 4:21 AM PST

plug all the fans if able into the main power supply so they run all the time at full speed. If you have space to mount another fan, like in the front, which will also run from main power supply, then do so. Make sure it's blowing into the box, assuming the ones in back are blowing outward. Check under the front cover, it can tend to get a lot of fuzz clogging up under there, interrupting air flow.

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