Quiet internal fans for laptops

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forgottenit
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Quiet internal fans for laptops

Post by forgottenit » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:25 am

Hi,

Sorry if this was answered but I couldn't discern it in the recommended section.

Are there quiet fans on the market which are designed for replacing the normal fan inside a laptop? (So NOT cooling pads)

There are 2 laptops I want to do this with:

Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ

HP Pavillion G6.

I'm going to open them and clean out the dust, before you suggest it, but want to make this change at the same time if I can.

Many thanks.

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Re: Quiet internal fans for laptops

Post by Pappnaas » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:42 am

Afaik there are none. Thermal envelope on those cooling systems is small enough, so i'd guess quiter = slower fans would have serious impact on a laptop's lifetime and risk constant overheating or throttling.

The current slim design laptops even leave less thermal headroom for silent cooling layout.

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Re: Quiet internal fans for laptops

Post by xan_user » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:23 am

Lappys often have faster fans to make up for all that dust that eventually gets sucked in, especially when placed on bed/sofa/floor.
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Re: Quiet internal fans for laptops

Post by Silencer56 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:03 am

Imo you dont need those. Get a decent laptop with low voltage components like low voltage RAM, a power efficient SSD and an U-series i5 and your laptop should run passive (my X240 Thinkpad does). In the future as Broadwell will come, there will be more and more fanless systems

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Re: Quiet internal fans for laptops

Post by forgottenit » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:50 pm

Yeah know there's some fanless ones on the market, just wondered if I could do something more inexpensively to permanently quiet our laptops (they will fill up with dust again eventually). Looks like not, ah well!

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