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    Laptop cooling?

    afternoon :]

    does anyone know if there is anything that i can buy for my laptop to keep it a bit cooler?
    one of the reasons i bought it was for playing games, it has quite a decent spec so it can run crysis 2 pretty well - but it gets so incredibly hot that the laptop will turn itself off after about half an hour of gaming, which i am sure you can understand is not enough

    i already bought a "phillips heatprotect laptop sleeve" which is great for stopping my legs/table from getting hot - but i need to actually add some cooling or something to my laptop

    any ideas? :]

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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    For a start, take the battery out when gaming as this will help you loads, second have you looked at actual laptop coolers? they raise your laptop and have fans underneath XD
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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    You could get a laptop stand with fans
    Dont know what they are like but they seem cheap enough.
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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    I have a cheap belkin cooler, basically anything with a fan under it that props up the laptop is going to help

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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    Also any soft surface is often bad, as the material will conform to the bottom of the laptop and block off the intake vents.

    PS this is why they are officaily called notebooks, not laptops, they produce too much heat to be safely used on your "lap"

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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    Interesting! Nice bit of trivia there Pob

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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    Use a hard surface so you get maximum airflow from fans, thats a start. I also once used 4 ice packs and placed them under it, lasted about an hour but no overheating at all

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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    For a start, take the battery out when gaming as this will help you loads, second have you looked at actual laptop coolers? they raise your laptop and have fans underneath XD
    excellent - i bought myself a laptop cooler with a large fan for a mere £4, i didn't even know they existed! good shout on taking the battery out too!

    thanks for all the replies
    now its all good, gaming as long as i want now

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    Re: Laptop cooling?

    sorry to bump, I didn't want to start a new thread, but what did you end up buying.

    Or can anyone recommend one because I hear many are easily broken or stop working

    TBH my laptop never skips a beat while gaming, but the temps after half an hours gaming scare the crap out of me.

    Much appreciated
    Last edited by Iron Sights; 12-07-2011 at 12:12 PM.


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