Jan 26, 2012

Laptop cooling mod

For my work on computer vision I needed an upgrade from my veteran netbook, so I don't have to spend most of the time watching the compilation for every little change in the code. I got myself an Asus U24E, and upgraded it with an i7-2720qm processor, 8Gb ram, and a ssd hard drive (thanks the guys at this thread for the tips on the upgrade).
Because the new processor dissipates more heat (45w instead of 35w), I was afraid of high core temperatures during the spanish summer.