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Laptop Cooling Pads

by Cup of Joe / May 17, 2007 5:02 AM PDT

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.

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Look at...
by Willy / May 17, 2007 11:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Laptop Cooling Pads

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.

tada -----Willy Happy

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If you have alot of USB devices connected
by orlbuckeye / May 18, 2007 12:09 AM PDT
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you can get a fan that has USB slots. It's better to get one that uses an AC adapter like was stated above that if you use the laptops power it could decrease power to other USB devices. example I have a fan and a 8 port USB hub and if I connnect my printer to the hub it doesn't get enough power to print but if I plug the printer directly to the laptop I can print. I have 4 USB ports with 2 external hard drives, a mouse, the fan and printer. I don't use the ac adapter on my fan and i plug the fan, the 2 drives and my printer to the 4 ports on the computer and i use the mouse adapter at the hub and everything gets enough power.

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