Need a custom heatsink? - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-11-23, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Okanagan TH42PZ77U, STR-DA5400ES, PS3, Pace PVR, HTPC, Paradigm, Harmony One
Posts: 124
Need a custom heatsink?

Found this while looking to cool my HTPC better.

http://www.modthebox.com/cgi-bin/yab...num=1227470337
bldrbob11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-11-23, 09:18 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Whitby
Posts: 2,815
That's actually a really great idea.
I might use some on my 780g mosfets as they get realllllly hot.
recneps77 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-11-24, 12:26 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 191
seems as tho i might need something like this as my 4-yr old Toshiba laptop is shutting down when sitting flat on a placemat on a table or even on my lap.
Any suggestions on a computer place in downtown Toronto that is reliable in terms of servicing my laptop?

Nick: Pana P55VT50,50PX600,42PZ80U, Denon 3310, 2311, BD320, Yama BD-S1065, PS3, Rogers8300HD+EXT, Paradigm,Tannoy Spkrs
NickL is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-11-24, 02:53 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Whitby
Posts: 2,815
Laptop heatsinks are usually massive beasts with the best design possible. This is more for something that doesn't normally have a heatsink.
If your laptop is overheating on a hard surface, check that the fans arent clogged with dust (can of air to blow them out) or try putting it up 1/2" from the tabletop using small blocks or something on the corners.
recneps77 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-11-25, 01:55 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 205
Some Toshibas are notorious for clogging up and overheating. I fixed a friend's the other day but just blowing compressed air was not enough: blow the air in through the side inlets, while simultaneously using a vacuum cleaner on the fan grills.
IronCatt is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-11-25, 04:25 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Gatineau
Posts: 2,944
Quote:
Some Toshibas are notorious for clogging up and overheating. I fixed a friend's the other day but just blowing compressed air was not enough: blow the air in through the side inlets, while simultaneously using a vacuum cleaner on the fan grills.
Yes Toshiba's filtering systme is non existent therefore dust clogs-up inside. If your laptop is on warranty, I suggest you drop by your local shop for them to physically OPEN the laptop for cleaning wich should solve the problem. My sister had recurring/worsening problem of laptop shutting down on its own because of heat. She was very fortunat Toshiba's warranty was out by only a couple days but Toshiba fixed the problem at no cost anyway. Once your laptop has been cleaned, I would suggest you use one of those cheap USB fan pads underneath your laptop in order to keep it working for a LONG time free of heat problems.
TECHNOKID is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-12-01, 10:28 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 191
thanks for all the responses....getting it cleaned shortly and trying to use it while on something to allow to air. Kinda ridiculous considering what should be normal use.

Nick: Pana P55VT50,50PX600,42PZ80U, Denon 3310, 2311, BD320, Yama BD-S1065, PS3, Rogers8300HD+EXT, Paradigm,Tannoy Spkrs
NickL is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome