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Laptop Cooling Pads?

#1LookANinjaPosted 9/16/2013 9:05:50 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-NotePal-Ultra-Slim-R9-NBC-XSLI-GP/dp/B005C31HC0/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Apparently this is the most recommended one on amazon. I want to use a laptop on my lap in bed without blazing my balls too much.
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#2Cool_Dude667Posted 9/16/2013 9:08:45 PM
I got the NotePal X3 because its ideal for entry level gaming...
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#3Inferno700Posted 9/16/2013 9:35:55 PM
I got one at Sam's Club with 3 internal fans that works great. I play for hours without the thing even plugged in and it keeps the temp low. I go plug it in while I play more demanding games but don't need to for most. I think simply having it lifted up allowing airflow helps.
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#4_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 9/17/2013 5:16:05 AM(edited)
lift the back of the laptop with a book when playing a game.

Honestly those laptop cooling pads really do not help much. I tried two of them for a laptop and the temperature difference was 4 degrees max. 2-3 degrees could already be accomplished from lifting the back of the laptop.

I think the point is that there is little possibility of additional airflow getting to the components that need to be cooled down, and cooling down the bottom of the laptop does not have a huge effect, since it is made out of plastic. Some other material may be able to cool down a laptop through conduction, but I do not see that happening with a majority of the laptops.

If laptops did not have side cooling vents and were somehow open on the bottom, it would work. But as it is. Near useless if you ask me.

You are best off opening up your laptop every now and then and remove all lint and dust. A well-designed laptop should be able to handle the heat that is caused by the components from which it is made. When getting an expensive laptop with high-end components, it would be wise to opt for a brand that offers at least 2, but better yet, 3 year warranty and just play without worry.


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#5LookANinja(Topic Creator)Posted 9/17/2013 6:44:11 PM
What if i want to use it on my lap in bed?
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#62Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/17/2013 6:58:41 PM
LookANinja posted...
What if i want to use it on my lap in bed?


Put something in between you and the laptop. I use a textbook
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#7wassup3Posted 9/17/2013 8:29:30 PM
The fans are a gimmick. Just get a piece of wood or a textbook to prop it up and don't cover the vents.
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