Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa
i have found that a great cooling pad is a kitchen plate under the laptop, my dv6519tx now runs 10deg celcius above ambient temps when browsing, and never gets too hot when gaming.
Along the same lines, I use my laptop on a smooth, flat surface. When there isn't a suitable surface available (like when I use my laptop while lounging on the bed) I place it on a small piece of plywood.
The key is to allow unrestricted airflow to the vents on the sides/bottom.
My personal opinion is that if a cooling pad is needed then there is something wrong, either a poor design or maybe dust/lint is clogging the vents or fan shroud. A cooling pad is just a bandaid for the real problem.