Cooling Pads

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jer446, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I am pretty excited.. my 15" mbp is coming today, and I am trying to think of all the accessories I am going to want for college. Can anyone recommend things I should buy?

    So far I plan on buying:
    neoprene sleeve
    A laptop backpack
    A lock for my computer to chain it down to my desk
    VX nano wireless mouse

    and I am thinking about buying a cooling pad. My brothers old macbook got really hot, so he had one of them. Is it necessary for the mbp, or do most people just leave it sitting on their desks? If so, which is a good model? For some reason i think they are so ugly, and would rather not use one, but if it is necessary, I obviously will. Is anything made specifically for the mbp?
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Dont bother with a cooling pad. You will never use it and MBP dont get that hot. Get everything else that you said. Also get some RAM, here is a link You can get 2 2GB Crucial RAM for $33.00 each after rebate. Thats a great deal!!
  3. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    if i buy ram, do i need to buy two sticks of it? Is there one, two gb stick in my computer already? What type of ram should I look for?
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    apple will always send matched pairs, so you're going to get 2x1gb chips. So you will need two ram sticks. Good luck! I also agree that you don't need a cooling pad, my mbp never gets that hot.
  5. rev316 macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2004
    Agreed. Had one, didn't help. I would suggest to keep the vent in back clear and/or prop it up.
  6. bebetc macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2008
    Boca Raton, FL
    Well i think you don't need it but personally I've use one for my computer i thinks is just a personal preference but I like my computer to stay cold especially if you leave on for a long time!!! this is the one i've use good luck!!! :)
  7. nephilim7 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    I use a U-Suit leather case, it's a plastic cover like the speck with a leather covering over it, I thought it was raise the temps, but they stay pretty much the same, the difference is that I can use it on my lap comfortably even at full load.

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