Heat Control

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Rico, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    I have two old laptops, one a Fujitsu A6120 Lifebook, the other a Toshiba Satellite, both vintage 32 bit machines.

    Is it possible to clean fan & heat sinks without total disassembly? I'm not going to remove keyboard etc.

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  2. Krusty

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    If you have access to a compressor you can take the batteries out and blow air in all vents and gently across the keyboards. Be careful around the cooling fan so as not to over-spin it and damage the bearings. That's what I've been doing anyway.
     
  3. Bill_Bright

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    I agree with Krusty. Open all access panels, remove the battery, slide in drives and everything else, then blast with compressed air.
     
  4. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    GR8! These two oldies are Folding@home, for Stanford's biology department & directly contributing to the cure of cancer.

    I find it difficult to believe the dis-interest among folks for 'distributed computing', someone needs to bang the drum

    see: http://folding.stanford.edu/home/

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  5. Bill_Bright

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    Interests has ebbed because these programs push a computer to near capacity when the user steps away. That means for many, it is like leaving 1, 2 or maybe 4 or more 100W lightbulbs on all the time when no one is in the room. Lightbulbs that waste a lot of energy, then also add significant heat to the room air conditioners then must remove.

    For many, it is probably cheaper and more effective (in terms of research) to send the Cancer Society a $100 check every year.
     
  6. Rico

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    Well! Stanford's FAH, has greater than 80,000 donors. Other DC projects are also going strong also. FAH can be throttled, how much processing time it gets & when. Most choose to have FAH active during "screen saver", with my 2 laptops & now a notebook, I chose Full Power & fold while I work. These three machines would otherwise, be garbage, or donated to Goodwill.

    I would encourage donations, to help fight disease, but in addition you can actively contribute to science, which will help result in new medicine. FAH stands for, 'Folding at Home" - Proteins (building instructions from DNA) actually 'fold', like a piece of paper. Mis-folded, proteins can & do cause disease, by slowing the folding process, with a network acting as a supercomputer, they can determine where the error occurred, & target/invent drugs to correct. Actually this process is modeling 'in silco'

    Over at FAH forum, allot of the guys run rigs that up to 8 cpu's. I guess you can get MB that can have 2 or more up to 8 cpu's. I wrongly thought PC's had just one cpu. Where or why do these exist, outside DC projects?

    I think this might be a better answer

    https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=1164
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016
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