Cooling pad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 88888888, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it worth getting one? If so..why and which one?:rolleyes:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you're a guy and will be using it on your lap, then I'd get one.
     
  3. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol yea...but i don't think i'll be using it on my lap..much.
     
  4. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    If you're overclocking for bootcamp gaming then it's also handy.
     
  5. spook2517 macrumors member

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  6. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ohh. crap... that was like the one i was looking at.. ><:eek:
     
  7. NODEraser macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested to see how the gel mat from Targus works; from what I've observed, the traditional fan-type coolers don't really do much to cool the MBP because it relies on conduction to dissipate heat from the bottom, not conduction.
     
  8. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Gel mats don't really do much. Especially if you are going to be using them for more than an hour at a time.

    I had the Targus in a cheap £5 copy. It worked well with all of my laptops and did make a noticeable difference. It was just as loud as the internal fans, though. I still have it somewhere. If only I could find it.

    I have just got hold of this Belkin Cooling Stand , which is utter pants and has no noticeable cooling effect at all.

    Probably the best bet would be the Antec, or any multi-fan option.
     
  9. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Er wait, it does rely on conduction or it doesn't rely on conduction?? :confused:

    How bout a combination, gel pad on the bottom, fan blowing cool air over the keyboard?
     
  10. NODEraser macrumors newbie

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    Oops, meant to type that it relies on conduction (direct contact), not convection (blowing air). Thus, most of the plastic coolers and fan-types don't work so well, such that I've seen.
     
  11. octagon macrumors newbie

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    I just bought this Zalman cooler:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=483471

    and have to say its doing a great job of keeping my macbook pro very cool. It was tending to overheat during gaming on bootcamp but now it feels cool to the touch and I don't burn my fingers anymore. It maybe expensive but in comparison to the cost of replacing a melted laptop its worth it and should extend the life of the internals.
     

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