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Windows 7: Easy way to Increase Air Flow & Cool Your Laptop

11 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 
Easy way to Increase Air Flow & Cool Your Laptop

I found myself once again having to do maintenance on my Mom's Laptop. After realizing just how hot it was running I decided to do something about it.

Here's what you'll need.
4 paint stir sticks from any hardware store
A small tube of wood glue
A couple of clamps
A handsaw or some kind of saw of your choosing
And sandpaper I used my drill and a couple different grits.
A small can of Black or whatever color paint you choose
And since My Mom is a stickler for perfection she choose to buy a packet of round Velcro foot stands to protect her desktop.

First measure and cut the 4 sticks to length.
Using the wood glue and clamps, clamp then together
Once they have dried then if you cut them straight you can use a heavy grit paper to round off the edges.
I then used a finer grit to finish sand the now 2 sticks.
Clean off the sticks and paint.
Once the paint has dried you can apply the Velcro foot pads

Now you can place one at the back of your laptop and one 1 the front.
I've tried to show the laptop before and after raising it enough to put my finger under it.
As you can see I'm not a photographer and have a lousy camera but I think you'll get the idea.
This lower the temp between 5-6c which for the less than an hour I spent doing this I think was worth it.


What is needed
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Cut to length glued together and clamped

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after sanding, paint and footpads are added

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Clearance before is only about 1/4 inch

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Clearance after is about 3/8 to 1/2in lowering temp 5-6c

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Hope this might help some others with their laptops and excessive heat. cost under $10.00
Thanks.Fabe



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11 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Excellent!

Mike
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11 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Thanks. Mike
Fabe
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11 Nov 2010   #4

 
 

i just used a kitchen dinner plate for the same effect!
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12 Nov 2010   #5

 
 

thats a good way to make one but a better way is just to purchase a laptop cooler.
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12 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
thats a good way to make one but a better way is just to purchase a laptop cooler.
I wouldn't necessarily say better, easier, yeah.
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12 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
thats a good way to make one but a better way is just to purchase a laptop cooler.
I tried that approach only she is very picky about what goes on her desk as it's one of just a few items that she got when her father passed.
Once she received it she had it refinished since it was also the same desk she used to do her homework on.
That is why she had a few requests
1. That whatever I used to raise it up would in no way damage the finish as it is a solid wood desk.
2. That it was ascetically pleasing to the eyes or virtually invisible.
The third one I figured it could be made to fit any size laptop or netbook without covering any intake or exhaust ports.
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