laptop heat problems?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jamesradha, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. jamesradha macrumors newbie

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    I've heard that the life of a mac laptop can be extended if you use some kind of laptop cooling pad. Is this true?

    Which type of cooling pad works best?
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I don't use a cooling pad but I do use a Podium Pad from roadtools.com and that does keep my PB G4 running cooler.
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    if you use an mb/p, you can use smcfancontrol to increase the minimum speed of your fans, thereby keeping your laptop cooler.
     
  4. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    And in theory, putting more stress on the fans and the fan barrings.
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    if you'd rather replace the motherboard, battery, hard drive, or case instead of the fan, that's cool. me, i'd rather switch the fan, given the choice.
     
  6. eman macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, you can buy fans on ebay for around $20 and this is waaaay cheaper than a logic board.
     

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