ThermaPak

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by I'mAMac, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    Just got this product today and just thought I'd let everyone know who is thinking about buying it that it doesn't make much difference in temp at all. I haven't even seen a decrease yet and I've been using it pretty heavily for a couple of hours and its been sitting around 80 C for the whole time. The only advantage I see is that if you want the laptop on your lap, the pad can make it more comfortable. I've only tested it on a desk where the heat can pretty easily dissipate. Maybe if I were using it on just my lap or the couch I would notice more temperature decrease. Anybody have any positive experience with this and a unibody MBP?
     
  2. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't impressed with it either but for a different reason...I ordered one from Amazon and it arrived with a small puncture mark which let some of the gel leak out! It went right back!!
     
  3. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The one thing that did encourage me was that if its sitting on my lap/blanket, anywhere where the heat has a hard time dissipating, the thermapak will probably help
     
  4. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    I bought a radiator from a car for my macbook and constantly having coolant running through it while laptop is powered on, works great.
     
  5. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    That's true. I just wasn't sure about the quality, so I ended up getting a standard cooling pad.
     
  6. iamrawr macrumors 6502

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    Wait... So did the tempurature increase at all when you were using it? Or was it stable at 80C the whole time?
     
  7. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    While using the pak instead of just my desk i actually noticed it go up about 1 degree celsius but this may have been due to other variables. It did stay there pretty steady though. At all times the temp was between 77-80 degrees with and without using it.
     

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