Cooling Pad

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iEric, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    I'm interested in buying a cooling pad (with fans) for my macbook pro.

    My question is...do they really work....and if u have one or knows someone that does, what brand is it - or what would u recommend?
     
  2. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    i have this one
    http://www.amazon.com/Targus-PA248U-Notebook-Chill-Pad/dp/B0000AKA8Y
    (you can get it at walmart also)

    it works well, lowering all the temps 5-8 degrees. not only that, it takes all the heat off your lap.

    the stand felt a bit flimsy at first, but then i realized im not going to be jumping on it or anything, and its been fine so far
     
  3. The Killer Fuzz macrumors member

    The Killer Fuzz

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    there is also a program that will let you control your fan speeds, ill post back soon if i can remember what it is

    edit: ok its called smcFanControl google it :)
     
  4. khnlim macrumors newbie

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    I'm using this for my 17" MBP (Penryn on SR).


    http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?language=en&act=detail&tbcate=1&id=4320


    It works a treat! On the whole I'm noticing about 8°C to 9°C drops in operating temperatures.

    Of course I'm aware that it's subjective, but my SMCfancontrol reports:
    34°C at 2,500rpm (idle)
    45°C at 2,500rpm (running Photoshop CS3)

    So I'm convinced that it does help with cooling.

    On the downside, it does get a little noisy. I suspect that it has something to do with my table surfacing resonating. It IS whisper quiet on a glass work top.




    Nicholas
     

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