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Windows 7: I8kfanGUI settings?

02 Dec 2016   #11
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, carpets, laps, beds are all bad for notebooks. I think the word laptop should be banned. You need to get a breadboard, notebook cooling pad, lap table - or just better discipline.


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02 Dec 2016   #12
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

True I agree, used to watch movies laying in bed......

Gotta a usb fan tray too, do you recommend connecting it or would block the fans, on the bottom?


Edit:

Although too late,but now I use it as a desktop, with Logitech laser KB and mouse....
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03 Dec 2016   #13
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Okay, but if you do use the tray again, then sure, I recommend using it. That's what its for, though just sitting the notebook on the hard flat cooling pad is probably good enough, having the fans spinning sure cannot hurt.

That said, I do typically recommend cooling pads that have their own power supply so the fans are not putting extra loads on the notebook's power and regulator circuits. The extra load from the cooling pad would add to the heat you are using the pad to get rid of.
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03 Dec 2016   #14
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I agree and had this in mind, since the tray would put extra load on the notebook. Would prefer to get a cooling pad with it's own power fans vs this usb one.

Thanks.
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03 Dec 2016   #15
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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I agree and had this in mind, since the tray would put extra load on the notebook. Would prefer to get a cooling pad with it's own power fans vs this usb one.
It should be noted the cooling the fans provide outweighs the extra heat the load of the fans create. So if your notebook needs the cooling, by all means use the fans. They definitely do more good than bad.

Also, you don't have to get a new pad. Just get a little, inexpensive USB wall adapter/charger for the pad. You might already have a couple laying around.
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03 Dec 2016   #16
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks, that's a smart idea.

I have the 2nd one in this link....... Top 10 Best Laptop Cooling Pads of 2016 | Heavy.com

Care to post the best available, that would suit my XPS 1710 (Dell XPS M1710 Review (pics, specs) | NotebookReview.com) with I8kfanGUI utility app... Don't want to fry this card.

Thanks.
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03 Dec 2016   #17
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Can't speak to the software.
And USB-powered fans seem - in principle - to defeat the original purpose (and can drain battery life)?

I've been using one of these for years - in addition to providing good airflow to prevent overheating, it also puts the keyboard at a more ergonomic angle.
I have used the same one for maybe 10 years now -- it is compact (it folds to much smaller size), lightweight, very robust, fully-adjustable.
Does not pull power.
Mine is branded "Targus", but it appears from the Amazon link that it may now be re-branded.
These links are offered "as is", only to illustrate the product:

Targus Ergonomic X-Stand for Laptops AWE09US-Newegg.com
Amazon.com: Opteka X-Stand Ergonomic Portable Natural Airflow Metal Cooling Stand For all 12-17" Laptop / Notebook Computers: Computers & Accessories

MM
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03 Dec 2016   #18
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for posting the link. Looks nice and very practical.
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03 Dec 2016   #19
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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And USB-powered fans seem - in principle - to defeat the original purpose (and can drain battery life)?
Well, not defeat but certainly counteract a portion of the effectiveness. The fans still provide more cooling than the heat they create. And for sure, if running on battery, they will help run down the charge too.

But still, if your notebook is prone to heat problems (as most are), and you don't have any wall outlets nearby, it would be better to use the cooling pad powered by the notebook than let your notebook overheat.
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03 Dec 2016   #20
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/INSTEN-Pu...Phone/36616029

Can I use my present tray using this, vs attaching to notebook's usb and will it serve the purpose?

Thanks.



Edit:

This wont fit, cause the usb of the tray would go in the wall plug, the usb cable is hardly 10"?
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