I just purchased a Alienware m17x4, I have a USB fan but my room gets pretty hot in summer, at the store they had one on a fan and it was warm to touch and that was without playing anything.
I don't have the know how to mod it so is a USB fan enough or is there something else I need? --- PSN: aussie-rule
ivanwind15 Posted 5/31/2012 1:17:26 PM
If it doesn't overheat, it's fine. --- My Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ramblingtoad Video games in HD!
NeojianX Posted 5/31/2012 1:23:34 PM
I saw some laptop cooling fan board right in the front of Walgreen's the other day. I think it was $29.99 or something like that. I had an Alienware M17 and they have a lot of fans in them. It never had a problem from overheating, but it was hot to the touch. So a simple area fan might be good for that.
Man those things are heavy. It seemed to have two of everything inside. --- I want to fight Aliens with Rihanna.
GTRagnarok Posted 5/31/2012 1:26:14 PM
Do you mean hot as in the bottom towards the back? The CPU and GPU are there so it's normal for that area to be hot. Use a program like HWMonitor to check the temps. If they're okay, which they should be, then you don't have to worry. --- Alienware M17x R4 | i7-3720QM | 2GB 7970M | 6GB DDR3 1600 | 240GB SSD + 500GB 7200RPM HDD |