Any recommendations on a cooling pad for a 17" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jonnysods, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. jonnysods macrumors 601


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Hey everyone, I am need of something to cool my computer down when I'm using it at work and sometimes home on my lap. I do a lot of video work and this thing gets toasty, I mean real toasty! I have heard about SMC fan control but I use Windows a lot of this machine at work. I would like to be able to put it on something and put some fans on the bottom of the machine so I don't kill it.

    Does anyone have a cooling pad for their machine that they could recommend me? I want to take care of my baby!
  2. eb3604 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2007
    temporarily use a inverted cookie sheet or any other metal sheet. heat transfers to the metal.

    also aren't macbooks made of metal? it's getting so hot because the metal bottom is wicking the heat from the mobo and other parts.

    I've used a Vantec Lapcool 3. you can get them for around 20
  3. DA-Steve macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2007
    Adelaide Australia
  4. S2NINJA macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2006
  5. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I'll let you guys know how it goes - I ordered the Bytecc NC-500 Aluminum Notebook Cooler - it was $32CDN delivered to my door. I had to order it, my computer was flipping out today (which I think was partially heat related and I think I was overloading it a bit with tasks).

    I had to get the Bytecc because it fits a 17" - all the other ones won't fit this beast on it. I hear it's pretty cheap but I can stick some things on there and replace the fans (they are desktop computer fans) so it will take care of my :apple: baby:apple: while I'm doing heavy tasks.

    Don't you know, I almost wished that I had 3gb or RAM today!
  6. merc669 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2006
    Southern MD, USA
    I use one by Targus for my 15" MBP which I paid around 28 for at staples. It uses a USB Port. They also have another one with a USB Replicator to replace the USB Port it uses or you can use the ac Adaptor for 48.00. It has twin fans that spin at 1500 RPM and does a pretty good job of keeping the temp down some.

  7. Vaphoron macrumors 6502


    Aug 5, 2004
  8. Lynxpoint macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2005
    has anybody that uses "coolers" run a temperature monitoring program and compared temps under indentical loads & envoronments with or without the cooler.

    I would be interested in seeing how much of an effect the different solutions provide.

    Also, has anybody noticed any benefit from any of the "feet" solutions that claim the passive airflow under the laptop improves cooling?

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