Have we agreed upon the "best" MBP cooler and has anyone tried the Zephyr?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rawdawg, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    Pretty self explanatory. There's lots of threads on coolers. Of all the threads I've seen either it doesn't work or it worked 10 degrees F (which isn't really that much is it?)

    I primarily use my 17" brand-new uMBP for FCP and other CPU intense applications. Using compressor right now and CPU is at 85 degrees C (where it will stay for the duration of my render, which is 5 hours).

    In threads I've heard people say you should worry about anything over 80 degrees C but they must be just surfing the web. There's no way to keep it that low when using 90% CPU. Heck, my fans aren't even above 3500rpm.

    Still, I have my MBP sitting on top of some empty DVD cases to allow more air underneath and keep it off the table it makes hot. I took off my moshi clearguard to let the keyboard breath.

    If I had a personal pocket fan I'm sure that would be just as good sitting it under the MBP raised by wood or whatever. I wouldn't mind a stand to bring it to the level of my 24" Dell.
     
  2. friareunuch macrumors member

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    right now, i'm just using my iLap as my cooler. seems like all "laptop coolers" fall into two categories - something low tech that puts air under the laptop, and something with fans.

    i don't want anything that makes noise. i've been wondering if there are any cooling pads out there that actually just make a cold surface to sit the computer on. would probably be more expensive, but i'd be willing to pay a premium for effective, silent cooling.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Have you installed a fan control application to kick the fans into high gear to cool the laptop more effectively?
     
  4. ..Ryan.. macrumors member

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    if you want something the gets it up to your external displays height just get a stand like the elevator or the m stand. then if you think you still need more ventilation get an old pc case fan (small one) and cut and strip the wires, do the same to a usb extension cord, twist the appropriate wires together, tape up with elec. tape, plug into a usb hub or something, and you have a working usb fan :)
     
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