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So I’m having trouble with thermals on my laptop which I know for a gaming laptop is expected. I have a pretty crappy cooling pad right now. How much difference will a decent to high end cooling pad make. Are we talking 5 degrees or we talking more. Cause I’m looking at some that have different highs adjustments and a decent about of fans with fan settings speeds. Just curious if the difference. 

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Cooling pads don't work. Don't waste your money. Blowing air under the laptop does nothing.

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1 minute ago, LWM723 said:

Cooling pads don't work. Don't waste your money. Blowing air under the laptop does nothing.

Even with intake on the bottom?

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In a lot of cases they don't do a whole lot, and if you've already got one then it should be fine. Is the heatsink inside the laptop clean?

19 minutes ago, LWM723 said:

Cooling pads don't work. Don't waste your money. Blowing air under the laptop does nothing.

They certainly can work. 

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41 minutes ago, BondiBlue said:

In a lot of cases they don't do a whole lot, and if you've already got one then it should be fine. Is the heatsink inside the laptop clean?

They certainly can work. 

Ya it’s a fairly new laptop. Dell said the cpu is rated at 100 and can perform fine like that but I know good and well running at those temps for long amounts of times can take life off it. 

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45 minutes ago, BondiBlue said:

In a lot of cases they don't do a whole lot, and if you've already got one then it should be fine. Is the heatsink inside the laptop clean?

They certainly can work. 

Ya I thought so too. I’ve seen where top end ones can make up to a 12 degree temp change. 

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6 hours ago, LWM723 said:

Cooling pads don't work. Don't waste your money. Blowing air under the laptop does nothing.

I use one normally, and it keeps the temps down.

 

MROTF seems to be Stable....What's up with that? Time to call in the COLONEL!

I do have a question:

When will the name of the thread actually reflect what we are talking about?

 

 

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6 hours ago, sainoh said:

Ya it’s a fairly new laptop. Dell said the cpu is rated at 100 and can perform fine like that but I know good and well running at those temps for long amounts of times can take life off it. 

 

So what temps are you actually seeing ? Because you never said it.
What are you doing to reach these temperatures and is it while gaming, or while running a highly unrealistic synthetic stress test ?

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