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Windows 7: Laptop Cooling Stands

07 Jul 2011   #1
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Laptop Cooling Stands

I'm looking @ buying the xpad for my wife's laptop. Any insight or are there better ones out there?

Thanks.


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07 Jul 2011   #2
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Looks like that would be tops for anyone that puts their laptop on their...lap I keep my laptop on a table almost 100% of the time so I just use a little Antec piece;
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjIyMA==
passive laptop cooling pads are the way to go though.
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07 Jul 2011   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Beau,
I bought two of these X-Pads and they work extremely well. But this is what I'm using now and I'll never go back!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006HVM4A
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07 Jul 2011   #4
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Don't bother using a laptop cooling pad, they are a waste of money and aren't very good in general. You should actually fix the overheating problem by cleaning out the laptop from the inside such as the heatsink (which will have loads of dust), replacing internal fans for a better one, applying Arctic Silver thermal paste, and, if you have the time, undervolting the laptop.
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07 Jul 2011   #5
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Devux, thanks for help.

Alan, that thing looks awesome, but when Patty's using the laptop it is almost always on her lap. BTW, tried to rep ya, but I need to spread some more around. Sorry.
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07 Jul 2011   #6
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Don't bother using a laptop cooling pad, they are a waste of money and aren't very good in general. You should actually fix the overheating problem by cleaning out the laptop from the inside such as the heatsink (which will have loads of dust), replacing internal fans for a better one, applying Arctic Silver thermal paste, and, if you have the time, undervolting the laptop.
Thanks Slasher. I apreciate the input. Now if I can just figure out how to get this thing apart?! On reflection though I'm not sure it is an "overheating" problem. The computer stays on my wife's lap, so I need something to raise it up and allow the computer's colling system to do its job.
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07 Jul 2011   #7
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Even though it goes on the laptop, it shouldn't heat up much really. Could you tell me the laptop model and make?
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07 Jul 2011   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Beau,
Then this is the baby for your wife. This little bad boy is just flat out awesome.
Logitech - Lapdesk N700 with Speakers
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07 Jul 2011   #9
dogbert2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use a lapcool 3 (dual fan unit) which is USB powered, works well enuf to keep the laptop cool during use.

Opening and cleaning the fans is a good idea also, but I would advise caution when doing this. Diagrams of
laptop internals help also (see vendor's site for information).
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07 Jul 2011   #10
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alan, that thing is SUHWEET!

dogbert, the lapcool 3 is a great price. And looks really functional. Do your legs get warm from the plastic case?
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