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Water Cooling my Asus-n550jk laptop

by ofliHoca / August 23, 2017 7:38 PM PDT

I have literally zero experience in water cooling so I would like to ask if this project is doable.

My device is Asus n550jk with i7-4700hq and gtx850m. It's interior design looks like this. My plan is to remove the optical drive and place a small heatsink like this one. And by gluing a heatpipe like these ones to both the original heatpipes in the laptop and to my heatsink with adhesive thermal paste.

Then I will make 2 holes for the tubes on the optical drive side of the laptop (op. drive thickness is 9.5 mm by the way) and the rest will be regular water loop (which is an unknown to me at this point but it is the easy part I guess).

My purpose is to make the cpu throttling zero with temps below 80 degrees celcius. Currently I see 95 degrees and 20% throttling while gaming and the heat is highly annoying.

So, I plan to make an independent cooling loop but I have no idea if that will work properly or I will damage the device.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

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by Bob__B / August 23, 2017 8:25 PM PDT
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by ofliHoca / August 24, 2017 9:22 AM PDT
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I have tried these but they are highly inefficient.

My Cpu has 7800 cpu mark score and I want full horsepower of it like a desktop cpu. These pads almost do nothing as I have tried.

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I worry it's not a cooling problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2017 9:29 AM PDT
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The GPU makers have changed direction on GPU design for laptops. It appears to be the same chip in the 1050 for desktop and laptop but to get the GPU into the laptop they curb the clock rates to not overtax the laptop power supplies.

So you have a much bigger problem to solve than cooling.

Frankly, if you want desktop performance you step up models when comparing to the desktop. So if I want to match the 1050 in the desktop I shop the 1060 in the laptop.

Here's why I'm shopping for the 1050 or 1060 in my next laptop.

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