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    Hot laps from laptops?

    It seems that as specs get higher, laptop computers are heading towards causing the same problems as laptop dancers: hot laps and burnt crotches. The Inquirer reports on some seriously warm SO-DIMMs causing thermal troubes in the latest thin-and-light notebooks.
    Such heat in a notebook, if not properly dissipated, could cause harm - not exluding a potential of hot melted plastic dripping onto the user's crotch, if the casing quality is a bit inferior. So, there are two ways out: one is to create a decent airflow over the two SO-DIMMs in the system, which is not easy in small, thin systems, or implement an equivalent of CPU thermal throttling - which Intel perfected with the microwave oven called Prescott - on the memory module.
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    did someone in the US not sue their laptop manufacturer a few years back for burning his legs?

    I'm sure it was on El Reg at the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar
    did someone in the US not sue their laptop manufacturer a few years back for burning his legs?

    I'm sure it was on El Reg at the time...
    Laptop dancer or computer? If Lester Haines wrote the article it could have been either.

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    My Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 gets REALLY hot.. i bought one of those antex notebook coolers and on full power its quite cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar
    did someone in the US not sue their laptop manufacturer a few years back for burning his legs?

    I'm sure it was on El Reg at the time...
    I think it's for a reason like this that they stopped calling them 'laptops', instead choosing 'notebooks'.

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    If memory serves, they were blaming the heat from laptops for infertility in some men, since your... ahem... parts are supposed to be at the right temperature.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    yeah, that rings a bell too.

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    The money I spent on my Dell XPS M170 I'm saving by not having to put the central heating on :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Fishcake
    I think it's for a reason like this that they stopped calling them 'laptops', instead choosing 'notebooks'.
    Not true. A Notebook is smaller than a Laptop.
    It used to be Laptop>Notebook>Sub notebook.
    A few years of marketing bullsh1t later and notebook means anything.
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    Pah, if it's thin, got a bendy bit, an annoying keyboard attached to a small screen, it's a laptop.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    The back of my powerbook becomes too hot to touch for more than a few seconds if there is any significant CPU or GPU usage. Its kind of a pain, but the laptop is great to have.

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    well, we have heatsinks, watercooling and even refrigeration for our PCs right? I see a market for our ermmmm, balls? lol

    Maybe some cool design that attaches a heatsink with superwhiny spinning fan while using laptops or refrigeration for that extra performance? kekekeke

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    Quote Originally Posted by torrential
    well, we have heatsinks, watercooling and even refrigeration for our PCs right? I see a market for our ermmmm, balls? lol

    Maybe some cool design that attaches a heatsink with superwhiny spinning fan while using laptops or refrigeration for that extra performance? kekekeke
    Powered by a balls-bearing fan.

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    There are a number of laptop coolers available on the market at the moment that are designed to stop this heat getting to the crotch area.



    Most of these have 2 fans in them to aid the removal of excess heat, and with the newer SLI laptops available these might become popular

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    ^ Good idea but I wouldn't want to be replacing the batteries every few days!

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