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Topic # 95812 13-Jan-2012 19:20 Send private message

Hi all,

Does anyone here have any recommendations for laptop coolers?

I used to have a Belkin one, which had one fan, and it seemed to work ok until the fan started to hit the something which caused a loud clicking sound.. now it doesn't work.

I then bought one off trademe, which had one huge fan, but it is hopeless, and doesn't keep the temperature down at all.

Just curious if anyone can recommend a brand.. 




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  Reply # 568605 13-Jan-2012 20:27 Send private message

A Laptop shouldn't overheat at all. if your laptop is overheating I would get it replaced/refunded/fixed under the NZ CGA.

You say its getting hot? Does this actually affect it working in anyway?

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  Reply # 568626 13-Jan-2012 21:31 Send private message

I brought a Notepal shortly prior to going to work in the Solomon Islands in 2008. It gets pretty damn hot and sticky over there but the cooler worked like a charm and I never had any heat related issues with my laptop. I've taken it to SE Asia a few times too so it's well travelled and it still works well.

Here in Wellington there's a not really any need to have a laptop cooler but I find it useful for the angle it puts the laptop keyboard on.

EDIT: I brought this model through Expansys.




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  Reply # 568641 13-Jan-2012 22:17 Send private message

LennonNZ: A Laptop shouldn't overheat at all. if your laptop is overheating I would get it replaced/refunded/fixed under the NZ CGA. 

You say its getting hot? Does this actually affect it working in anyway? 

Thanks 


It doesn't over heat to the point where it effects anything that I know of, just that where my hands rest next to the touchpad, when it has been playing a Blu-Ray, or a game, gets really hot and starts to smell a bit like something is burning.  I thought that the cooler the system was, the better it was for the hardware..

Dratsab: I brought a Notepal shortly prior to going to work in the Solomon Islands in 2008. It gets pretty damn hot and sticky over there but the cooler worked like a charm and I never had any heat related issues with my laptop. I've taken it to SE Asia a few times too so it's well travelled and it still works well.

Here in Wellington there's a not really any need to have a laptop cooler but I find it useful for the angle it puts the laptop keyboard on.

EDIT: I brought this model through Expansys.


Thanks mate, i'll see if a NZ site has one of those. 




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  Reply # 568828 14-Jan-2012 16:10 Send private message

Try install a temperature monitoring utility like SpeedFan in order to monitor the current temps your cpu, gpu and hdd are getting to.

http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

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  Reply # 568833 14-Jan-2012 16:29 Send private message

I also second needing a laptop cooler. My laptop never gets to hot to handle but more than hot enough in a nz summer (even a this wet thing we call summer at the moment), to cause my legs/lap to get all sweaty. I am away from home at the mo but have an aluminium one with two fans not sure which brand but works a treat, my only beef is that it's not very comfortable on my legs.

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  Reply # 568843 14-Jan-2012 16:48 Send private message

I also had no need for a cooler but liked the altered angle of the keyboard.

I purchased a cheapie to try from trademe last June - $5.95 - now $7.90. It is still working fine.

e.g. trademe #439327500

 

 

 



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  Reply # 568850 14-Jan-2012 17:16 Send private message

SCUBADOO: I also had no need for a cooler but liked the altered angle of the keyboard.

I purchased a cheapie to try from trademe last June - $5.95 - now $7.90. It is still working fine.

e.g. trademe #439327500

 

 

 


I bought one of those, but found it completely hopeless.  The one i have now (426096159) is also a 'cheapie' from TM, but even worse lol




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  Reply # 569375 16-Jan-2012 11:04 Send private message

Depends on the size of your laptop and I also believe, as with anything, you get what you pay for. I had a Dell XPS M1730 and got one of these for it -

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lian-Li-NC-09-Notebook-Cooling-Pad.20350.0.html

Still use it with my Alienware M18X, and it works very well. Very quiet, sits on my lap comfortably flat.

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