External or other cooling options?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Edaan, May 12, 2008.

  1. Edaan macrumors newbie

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    So ive been beggining to notice that as soon as my laptop begins to get hot it tends to slow down very significantly. Ive resorted to putting a book under the back end of it to tilt it up and it seems to make a big difference in keeping it cooler.

    What else can you do to keep your laptops cool? We need some sort of superpowered fans...
     
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  3. wishiknew macrumors newbie

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    There is a solution which is cheaper and sometimes more effective than notebook coolers. And of course it doesn't compromise portability:
    Undervolting

    You can use CoolBook for undervolting your cpu .
    http://www.tuaw.com/2006/11/14/coolbook-makes-your-macbook-macbook-pro-cooler/

    Some users which have used it and had great results:
    http://paulstamatiou.com/2008/05/11/putting-an-end-to-macbook-air-core-shutdown
    http://plasmadesign.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/macbook-air-core-shutdown/
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=263550

    It can be used for macbooks/macbook pros/macbook airs/imacs .


    General information about Undervolting(the articles are for pcs but it's the same for macs):
    http://www.nordichardware.com/Guides/?page=2&skrivelse=465
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showpost.php?p=3183068&postcount=1



    Advantages of Undervolting:
    Same performance,
    lower temperatures,
    less fan noise,
    longer battery life,
    prolong notebook life(because of lower temperatures)

    Disadvantages of Undervolting:
    NONE
    (as long as you don't lower the voltage too much. Even if you do lower the voltage TOO much , you can't do Hardware damage to your notebook,the worst "damage" you can do is just a restart . )
     

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