Nothing special about laptop coolers other than they vary in fan amount or how they are powered. Typical cooler with be USB powered and usually 2-3 fans. Understand, the more usage by the cooler the more power it takes from the laptop if battery alone. Buy a can of compressed air and blow the laptop cooling vents or fan. Review the manual or visit the support website if such info is present and read it.
It's become apparent that I need a laptop cooling pad. Although my laptop has never crashed or shutdown due to overheating, the fan constantly blows now that summer temperatures are coming and the noise from it is a bit much (never have this problem in the winter). This thing works like a champ though, and I can take the hint to give it a breather when the fan kicks into overdrive, which it shouldn't do when I'm not gaming. What if anything in specific do I need to look for an a laptop cooling pad or are they all relatively the same? Thanks in advance for your help.