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Windows 7: how to keep laptop cool while gaming?

12 Mar 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is a ggod idea, especially if the laptop is vented towards the bottom. If it is vented to the side, it will probably help a bit less.


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12 Mar 2011   #12
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
im thinking about getting a cooling pad for it its a pretty good laptop i can play crysis one and 2 starcraft 2 and battlefield all on max with no problems
Yeah, go get a Cooling Pad and watchout the db noise they do in their Specs when you"ll go see some.
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12 Mar 2011   #13
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
im thinking about getting a cooling pad for it its a pretty good laptop i can play crysis one and 2 starcraft 2 and battlefield all on max with no problems
Yeah, go get a Cooling Pad and watchout the db noise they do in their Specs when you"ll go see some.
Whats db noise?
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12 Mar 2011   #14
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

my laptop is sitting on a flat surface will useing the methods suggested such as putting a book under it to give it better airflow help if its already on a flat surface
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12 Mar 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

db = decibel, the measurement unit for noise. Decibel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Btw: my Targus coolpad was never noisy. In fact it was very quiet. You have to get one with big fans. And with seperate power is better than USB powered.
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12 Mar 2011   #16
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clinkz View Post
All this chat about cooling got me thinking of another way to cool my laptop, I was looking for something in the house I could use that everyone would have (most likely). After a bit of searching I came across a unused picture frame (stay with me). I measured it and it was wide enough for my laptop to sit on. Also it was deeper then my laptop (so air could flow out the gap at the back), i decided to give it a go.

I basically took the glass and backing plate out so i was left with the wooden frame itself, and rested my laptop on top of it, there is a 5cm gap between the back of the laptop and the far edge of the frame, running CPUID it reported a temp drop of 10 degrees! just a crazy thought for 4 in the morning..
What a great idea
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12 Mar 2011   #17
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

May I add my solution to laptop cooling?

I cut two pieces of styrofoam packing (not the brittle type, a bit softer) about half the length of a disposable cigarette lighter, and put one under each of the rear feet of the laptop.

This gives about half an inch clearance between the air intake and the table and it also angles the keyboard nicely.

Kent
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12 Mar 2011   #18
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post

What a great idea
Thanks! it is now my cooling solution for my laptop, unless something better comes around!
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14 Mar 2011   #19
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

First off...Buy a freezer suit then go play in a freezer room at your local meatworks/abbatoirs.They keep those rooms at -18 or so....
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14 Mar 2011   #20
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Just a thought about cooling pads. Find out if the fan(s) push or pull the air. Most laptops push the hot air out of the laptop vents rather than pulling cool air in. Some of those vents are on the bottom. Many cooling pads push the hot air back up towards the laptop rather than pulling the hot air away from it. The cooling pad fan(s) and laptop fan wind up working against each other.

cooling pad --> <-- laptop = bad air flow

<-- cooling pad <-- laptop = better air flow
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