The reason why I post in general discussion is because my issue related to so many topic that I have no idea where to put it in.
I have a pretty much commercial 15 inch laptop ASUS Vivobook : X510UQ-BR748T. Basically it has 4c/8t i5-8250U with a 940MX dGPU, one HDD, one M2. SSD and 8GB RAM (2 sticks). Not a beast but still come in strong enough for my demand.
Recently, I cleaned the laptop myself and gave it a underclock treatment.
I mainly use 3 software: ThrottleStop, Cinebend R20 and Heaven to support the benchmarking and underclocking. I only bother the CPU performance in R20 because when I hit the system hard (taxing both CPU and GPU), it will throttle no matter what I do because of the one-fan cooling system.
The multi-core score (before cleaning, without underclocking) in R20 is ~560. Thermal throttled as many as it can. All-core turbo max was about 1.4 GHz.
I clean it, underclock to -95mV (still stable), give it some Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, the multi-core score is now ~1300. The ambient temperature was 26C at that time, early in the morning when the temperature is still low.
The system run smoothly, hit a all-core turbo at 2.7 Ghz, with the temperature of 93C. Sometimes it reach 96C but not for long.
With the score above the average score of i5 8250U, I call it a success. Now I want it to run cooler than this by having more airflow. I have 2 idea: 1. Swap the current fan for a better compatible fan (a very hard task).
2. Duct-tape 2 desktop fans, one blow cool air in and the other suck the hot air out. And those are my question: 1) Is there any way to change the default fan to something else that similar but perform better? Like to stick a ZenBook fan into it.
2) Do you think my second idea is suitable in this case? If not what I may need to do?
3) Tell me your idea if you have one.
Extra information: the ambient temperature usually in the range of mid to high 30s (35C to 40C). I don't use the air conditioner. Thanks you in advance.