View Full Version : Modding Gateway case?
07-02-04, 06:17 PM
My computers overheating =\
Here's my case (http://support.gateway.com/s//CASES/3500996/3500996nv.shtml)
I don't have exact temps, but the mouse becomes unresponsive, and the entire computer's lagging. I recently put a cheap 80mm case fan in, but its not really doing the job I need it to. Right now I have the side off, and it still occasionally overheats.
So what can I do to fix this with the case? I'd like to take off the grey plastic from the front, maybe put a fan there, and possibly a blow hole?
07-02-04, 07:12 PM
I looked at your case via the link:
1.Take the grill off the powersupply and put a higher CFM fan on it.
2.Cut a hole in the side of the case put a 120mm fan in it (close to the front of the case).
3.Cut the grill out of the back of the case use a good quality fan there too.
4.Put a fan in the front blowing in the HD's & drill like 100 ea. 1/4" or 3/8" holes in the front cover (I did this...fan not there yet[90mm] but will be soon).
07-02-04, 10:04 PM
Like I said, soon.... :clap:
07-04-04, 05:06 PM
How do you know its overheating if you don't know the temps? If the mouse is unresponsive is that b/c its a ball mouse? If so take the ball out and clean the dust off the rollers.
Motherboard monitor or Speedfan are utilities that should be able to give you your temps. ;)
What cpu do you have in there? I would say its fine. Shoot older cpu's took a lot of heat. I'd say you aren't doing much overclocking if any on that GW so I wouldn't worry about it. If you want to do something I'd just put in a side window and paint it something you would like. Also, I would remove the GW adds and make sure the hdd gets some good air.
07-05-04, 01:57 PM
The roller is responding fine, but there's lag when I click (especially right clicks, it seems like it takes a few tries to get the menus to pop up, or my units to move)
07-06-04, 01:18 AM
I have delt with a gateway before... P3 700 w/Promise.
If you were overheating, it might give the BSOD, or other flakey windows errors. Have you tried another mouse? Could you try a themometer or something to read the temps in the case? That will rule out the overheating issue. Have you ever cleaned the dust outta the HS and other components? From the time I spent taking care of my wifes Gateway, I found it ran pretty cool, once she took it out of the desk cabinet and let me clean it. .
The Gateway did have some minor issues with the mouse. Which are similar to what you say. She didn't do a defrag as often as she should have:(. When finally I did a defrag for her. I also switched out the mouse from PS2 to USB. That stopped the issue.:D I hope this info helps fix the issue.
07-08-04, 02:20 AM
heh when I clicked this link I thought to my self that would be funny if it was same case i have....and guess wat
it is !! lololol
any who in the back there is holes for 80 mm fan put a good one and ya mayb fan on side and a fan on top of case?
07-08-04, 04:51 PM
I doubt you would be overheating just because it takes long to right click :). I just think you need to:
1: Disk Defragment
2: Spybot Search and Destroy
3: If you really want to get rid of everything, just reformat.
07-09-04, 02:10 AM
I have the same case on my old computer. If you are going to mod it go ahread and cut out/add all you can. I added just an 80mm sucking air out in the back and it made temps higher. I believe that it could overheat easielly, this case has bad airflow. Mine has a 60mm CPU fan :P
Also see the gray bezel thing on the front? You can remove it, when you do you will see a grid guard type thing. Cut that out. Add some fans to the sides and tops, and if your PSU fan is anything like mine replace it.
07-09-04, 05:14 PM
ok got the front off
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