Cooling Pad

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

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    I'm interested in buying a cooling pad (with fans) for my macbook pro.

    My question 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


    Aug 6, 2007
    i have this one
    (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

    May 14, 2008
    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

    Mar 12, 2008
    I'm using this for my 17" MBP (Penryn on SR).

    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.


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