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Do-It-Yourself Laptop and Notebook Upgrading, Modding and Repairing

  • Mga boss T540p unit ko at gustong I-upgrade yun sa i7 4702mq may alam po na kayong pedeng bilihan na locally. Sa Aliexpress po kasi tatangain ako sa dagdag sa customs.

    P.S Student lang po ako sana po may mura po kayong ma suggest.

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  • Ask any TPC seller you find that sells laptop CPUs. Ask any laptop repair shop you come across. Good luck and happy hunting.

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  • Hi Guys,
    I bought my laptop 5years ago pa with authentic O/S. Mabagal na sya mag-boot ngayon so i am planning to reformat and add new SSD didicated para sa O/S. Wala akong kopya ng O/S installer pagkabili ko, sabi "internal daw naka-save" (dont know the right term)... Question is, paano ko mare-reformat ang laptop at ma-reinstall yung original O/S?

    Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edision (VN7-791)
    Windows 8 (Forced upgraded to Windows 10 - by Microsoft)
    Intel Core i5 (4210H)
    Nvidea Geforce 860M
    4gb (?) RAM
  • AFAIK Windows 8 is EOL (End Of Life) just like Windows 7. IMO there's no reason to install it.

    See if you can create a Windows 10 recovery disk that contains the entire installer.

    Use Windows 10's search function, use keyword "recovery".
  • AFAIK Windows 8 is EOL (End Of Life) just like Windows 7. IMO there's no reason to install it.

    See if you can create a Windows 10 recovery disk that contains the entire installer.

    Use Windows 10's search function, use keyword "recovery".


    Thanks!

    There is really no intent to re-install W8 sir... i am just after to the genuinity of the O/S after after i reformat...
    Btw, if i use the "recovery disk" can i still select which drive the O/S to be installed? as i mentioned above, i want it to be installed on new SSD. Is it possible? Thanks again... ;)
  • Generally, yes you can choose where to install. But if you want to make sure, just remove the other drives and keep the SSD installed.
  • Sino Marunong magayos Ng Toshiba laptop ayaw gumana keyboard medyo may bubble din Yung screen.contact me 09227732513 .l
  • ^
    Laptop keyboard issues generally end with "replace keyboard unit".

    Screen bubbles also mean replacement.

    Problem is, Toshiba absolutely hates sharing its service manuals, and even sent cease-and-desist emails to web site admins/owners who host leaked Toshiba manuals, with the threat of litigation (lawsuit).

    So you'll have to make do with third-party sites like ifixit.com that have user-submitted disassembly guides. I have some experience opening up Toshiba laptops, and fortunately the ones I encountered were similar enough in design and construction.
  • Hi masters, patulong naman. Nag search ako sa Lenovo Users thread regarding thermals ng T430, pero wala ako nakita ^_^

    Sinubukan ko kase mag run ng game sa T430, not a really demanding one (Unity based lang, hindi Unreal Engine).

    Smooth naman tumakbo yung game using 720p reso. Yun nga lang, umabot sa 100 C yung CPU, and 95 C yung Nvidia GPU. Pero idle temps is around 40 to 50 lang naman, sa gaming lang talaga sya tumataas.

    Do you think it will help if I repaste? Or ganun pa din magiging temps nya during gaming since medyo luma na din yung hardware, and not really meant for gaming.

    Looking for inputs lang muna before I open it up. Medyo madugo kase pag access sa CPU/GPU heatsink, baka masayang effort :D

    Salamat sa sasagot :)
  • ^
    1. Clean heatsink and repaste

    2. disable Turbo Boost (on Windows, set maximum processor state to 99%)

    If that doesn't help, try underclocking the nVidia GPU as well.
  • Pero idle temps is around 40 to 50 lang naman, sa gaming lang talaga sya tumataas.

    normal to walang problema.

    sa gaming lang talaga sya tumataas.

    dito ang problema nya. pwedeng gawin tapatan mo ng efan o aircon lakasan sa room o kumuha ka ng laptop stand na may airflow sa ilalim.

    Do you think it will help if I repaste? Or ganun pa din magiging temps nya during gaming since medyo luma na din yung hardware, and not really meant for gaming.

    kung makakuha ka ng liquid metal thermal paste mas maganda. -10deg din ang ibaba nya. pero kung fan mo e mahina din.. aabot ka talaga ng >90deg. try mo gumamit ng mga thermal paste na nsa Thermal conductivity: >=11 W / mk ang specs. ginagamit ko yung Kryonaut Grizzly.
  • @dayamos

    Also, since your laptop is a Thinkpad, you can use software like TPFanControl <click here for link> and make a more aggressive fan profile.

    Liquid metal is not recommended without doing extensive prior research and taking the necessary precautions, mainly because it can spill over and cause electrical shorts which can kill your laptop.
  • Liquid metal is not recommended without doing extensive prior research and taking the necessary precautions, mainly because it can spill over and cause electrical shorts which can kill your laptop.

    doesn't mean na kasi delikado at mahirap susuko ka na. that's a challenge for him kung gusto lang nman nya. kya nga pwedeng high specs thermal paste or liquid metal. kung di yan recommended di na sana ginamit sa PS5. madaming tutorials sa youtube pano. wag mag stay sa isang solusyon lang.
  • 1. Clean heatsink and repaste

    2. disable Turbo Boost (on Windows, set maximum processor state to 99%)

    If that doesn't help, try underclocking the nVidia GPU as well.


    Thanks bro, will try this :)

    dito ang problema nya. pwedeng gawin tapatan mo ng efan o aircon lakasan sa room o kumuha ka ng laptop stand na may airflow sa ilalim.


    Maybe external laptop fan will do, thanks for the suggestions :)

    Also, since your laptop is a Thinkpad, you can use software like TPFanControl <click here for link> and make a more aggressive fan profile.


    Thanks, will try this too :)
  • doesn't mean na kasi delikado at mahirap susuko ka na. that's a challenge for him kung gusto lang nman nya. kya nga pwedeng high specs thermal paste or liquid metal. kung di yan recommended di na sana ginamit sa PS5. madaming tutorials sa youtube pano. wag mag stay sa isang solusyon lang.


    Thanks bro, appreciate the suggestion :)

    Meron pa naman akong Noctua NT-H1 dito, yun na lang gagamitin ko if ever I decide to repaste.

    I saw youtube turorials on how to apply liquid metal, pero medyo mabusisi, ang daming kailangan na "masking" para masigurado na hindi mag leak yung compund sa ibang components. Doable pero not worth the risk since hindi naman sa akin yung laptop :)
  • Doable pero not worth the risk since hindi naman sa akin yung laptop :)

    yun lang. pag di sa atin wag na lang talaga hahaha..

    pero maganda ang liquid metal pag natuto ka. at di sya mahirap promise. kung baga sa nagaaral ka plang mag drive delikado talaga at kakabahan ka. pero pag di malakas loob mo wala din. pero pag nasanay ka na sisiw na lang sau pag drive.
  • It's a matter of the 3 R's : risk, reward, and replacement.

    The reward-- 10c lower temps-- is great.

    The risk of wrecking your laptop is not insignificant. Of course it can be reduced by taking precautions, but all you can do is hope your anti-spill measures work, especially since it will be your first time and lack any first-hand experience to draw from, only second-hand knowledge from the guides and videos on the Net.

    Can you afford losing your laptop? If your schoolwork or livelihood depends on it and you don't have a backup computer, then the answer is no. If you can easily procure a replacement laptop if the worst case occurs, then good. Otherwise: no, just no.
  • Mga Sirs
    ask ko lang bakit nag ghost touch (ba tawag doon?)
    Nag automatic nag ta type ng puro letter Z

    Lenovo G500 ang gamit ko



    Paano kaya malalaman kung ddr3 or ddr3L ang isang memory pag tinignan mo lang physically?
    Balak ko sana mag upgrade ng RAM ang voltage talagang gamit ko ay 1.35 v .Pwede kaya yung 1.5V?



    thanks

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