cooling pads - are they worth it

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by throAU, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    So, it's currently summer here in Western Australia and we're hitting 40C reliably.

    I like to use my MBP to run games occasionally, but i dislike the fan noise.

    Do any of you run cooling pads?

    Do they make any difference?

    Does any one recommend any particular pad, preferably one which has a USB hub in it, and also preferably powered by external power rather than USB (for more power)?


    cheers
     
  2. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Cooling pad's are pointless really. They won't stop your fans from going full blast while playing a game. It's just a simple fact you need to accept.

    Having it elevated is enough and that's what I do. I use a rain mStand.
     
  3. throAU thread starter macrumors 601

    throAU

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    Figured as much... any idea if they cool it enough to stop the fans coming on with youtube, etc?
     

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