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Any recommendations for a good cooling pad for a gaming laptop?

#1xIIpicardIIxPosted 10/10/2013 8:35:21 AM
Too many to choose from, reviews seem mixed, I'd like to hear some opinions from you fellas.
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#2emmecePosted 10/10/2013 9:45:51 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-939-000287-Speaker-Lapdesk-N700/dp/B0032ALZIQ

I had that one, I am not sure what the updated model is but it is nice to have a pair of louder speakers to replace my dinky laptop speakers.
#3xIIpicardIIx(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 10:33:39 AM
Looks great, a bit pricy though. I'll add it to my options. I wonder if it will be able to accommodate 17"..
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#4Cush1978Posted 10/10/2013 10:40:06 AM
Got this one and it works great:

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-NotePal-Ultra-Slim-R9-NBC-XSLI-GP/dp/B005C31HC0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368550782&sr=8-2&keywords=cooler+master
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#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/10/2013 1:06:53 PM
I have acutally tried quite a few, and generally I have to say they are not worth it. These are just my own findings, but I did not see more than a 4 degree temp difference at most. And 2-3 degrees can be achieved by simply lifting the back of your laptop instead of sitting it straight down on a desk (a book will do).

The problem is that the fan ducts/vents are at the sides, and there is no way for the air that the cooling pad blows to reach the actual components. What happens instead is that it just blows cool air against the plastic surface underneath the laptop instead of creating an airflow of cool air for the components, and that is about as effective as it sounds.

Your laptop should be able to handle the temperatures that the components that were put inside it reach. The best way to keep it from overheating is to either prevent or remove lint and dust from cluttering up inside it.
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