Cooler for my laptop...

proverbs

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Mar 15, 2005
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i was thinking of getting one of those temperature coolers for my Powerbook. is there one that works particularly good or could i just buy any one on eBay?
 

Capt Underpants

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Jul 23, 2003
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I have a targus coolpad with 2 fans. It keeps my powerbook very cool, to the point where, even though my PB processor runs at 100%, the powerbook fan isn't always on.
 

proverbs

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Mar 15, 2005
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wow...i looked at the prices for both of them, and they are around $45 shipped. is there any difference between these fans besides aesthetics ones?
 

jackieonasses

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Mar 3, 2004
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the great OKLAHOMA....
proverbs said:
wow...i looked at the prices for both of them, and they are around $45 shipped. is there any difference between these fans besides aesthetics ones?
I will give this for the cost of shipping... I don't need it anymore (sold my Powerbook)

It works great!

pm me or email me!

kyle
 

TheMonarch

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May 6, 2005
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Why are you guys trying to keep your laptops cool? Unless you want to put them on your lap (in that case, why not use a thin book?). The powerbook will go to sleep before it gets hot enough to cause damage to itself, so whats the worry? I dont beleive its the fan noise you guys are worried about because you want to put two giant fans under your powerbook. Calm down, everythings fine ;)
 

superbovine

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blaskillet4 said:
Why are you guys trying to keep your laptops cool? Unless you want to put them on your lap (in that case, why not use a thin book?). The powerbook will go to sleep before it gets hot enough to cause damage to itself, so whats the worry? I dont beleive its the fan noise you guys are worried about because you want to put two giant fans under your powerbook. Calm down, everythings fine ;)
longer baterry life and general notebook life. the cooler it is the less the fans have to run etc.
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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I use one and wonder what I did before I got it. there are several reasons to have one, to whomever wondered.

I have this: http://www.roadtools.com/podium.html (Targus coolPad) it works great for a non-fan-driven stand. my (17") powerbook stays quite a bit cooler (I'm sure my fans appreciate that) and I like the position it sits in, makes typing easier.
I often keep a lot of intense applications running and my poor powerbook heats up pretty fast, this has helped and eases my mind a little. I treat this thing better than I do most people :D so its performace and environment is always on my mind [haha]

uh, sorry, losing my train of thought...

yes, they are good and worthwhile. unless your laptop gets really hot rather often, a non-mechanical one might suit you best. less power-drainage, less hassle, less weight, less money (usually)
you can get a used one so long as they say it's not broken... (that is another reason to have a non mechanical one, what can really happen to them then?)

go for it... thumbsup from me anyway.
 

kant

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Jul 22, 2004
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iBlue said:
unless your laptop gets really hot rather often
That's the key question I have: what is "really hot"? i.e. what's the normal operating temp range?
 

Marky_Mark

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Sep 30, 2005
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superbovine said:
longer baterry life and general notebook life. the cooler it is the less the fans have to run etc.
Face it guys, most of you are going to sell and upgrade long before the unit becomes incapable of running what you need. Relax and enjoy them for what they are - highly portable computers designed within wide tolerances to take whatever demands the software pushes on them. If the fan noise bothers you, turn iTunes up. :p