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Posted · Original PosterOP

For 17.3 inches.

 

Amazon has too many and they're all 4 / 5 stars.

 

No budget. 


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1 minute ago, Andreas Lilja said:

For 17.3 inches.

 

Amazon has too many and they're all 4 / 5 stars.

 

No budget. 

Cooling pads don't really work... What laptop do you have that's running hot? It's better to fix the problem rather than bandage it.


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1 hour ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

Cooling pads don't really work... What laptop do you have that's running hot? It's better to fix the problem rather than bandage it.

I assumed it was a must for high end gaming?

 

 


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Cooling pad is a waste of money imo - you need expensive ones in order to see the effectiveness

 

Undervolt+repaste is a much better solution. Also raising the back a bit for more airflow


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9 hours ago, Andreas Lilja said:

For 17.3 inches.

 

Amazon has too many and they're all 4 / 5 stars.

 

No budget. 

The best one is Cooler Master NotePal U3 PLUS but you're better of replacing the thermal paste with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut (which usually reduces temps by a whooping 15C, see how I did it on mine: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-alienware-area-51m-owners-lounge.826831/page-1271#post-10922601 ) and leave the cooling pad as a last resort.

 

I have that cooling pad but I find I get more benefit from the fact that it raises my laptop than it's actual effectiveness to lower the temps with its fans.

 

The good thing about the NotePal U3 is the fans are adjustable so you can adjust them to suck air directly from underneath wherever your fan exhaust/vents are on your laptop.


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