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Adding a 2nd fan Swift 3

MASTERPASSERMASTERPASSER Member Posts: 12

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I Have a Acer Swift 3 and am running HQPlayer as an audio player -It is very demanding on the CPU , so the laptop is running hot , resulting in throttling and the associated loss of performance. To over come this I am considering introducing an additional fan and connecting heat pipe - There is space as the SSD bay is empty. Power via a USB port. Has anybody done a similar mod and is there any issues I might encounter? 

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  • AnhEZ28AnhEZ28 Member Posts: 1,121 High-End Contributor
    @MASTERPASSER there might be no exhaust vent for the second fan. You can try replacing the thermal paste or a laptop cooler.
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 21,445 Trailblazer
    Yes, I'd look closely at the air flow before getting into that type of mod...
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
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