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My laptop (in sig) has been shutting off during the middle of games. It's summer, and I live in Florida, so I'm figuring that it is overheating. It's resting on some pens on my desk, so there is air under it, and I have put a spare computer fan behind it to blow air out the back. All of these cheap methods have not stopped it from shutting off.

I was looking at the Cooler Master Notepal [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Notepal-Notebook-R9-NBC-4WAK-GP/dp/B002MU1ZRS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312673511&sr=8-1"]X2[/ame] and [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-NotePal-Notebook-R9-NBC-8PCK-G/dp/B003ZMF27G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1312673511&sr=8-4"]U3[/ame], but I don't know anything about how effective these coolers are, and if they're worth the $30 cost. Can anybody give me some advice?
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well, they would supply a more direct air flow to the laptop. id say its worth a try
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Yes, they are worth it if your laptop is overheating. Which laptop do you have may I ask?

My G73 GPU actually runs COOLER than my desktop one on full load. Weird huh?
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post #4 of 6
They are definitely effective for what they are built for. They do the job of cooling the laptop. I think the factor to consider is how much you need it.
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme;14490306 
Yes, they are worth it if your laptop is overheating. Which laptop do you have may I ask?
It's pretty old, so I don't remember the exact model name, but it's a custom 17" Sager laptop that I got off xoticpc nearly four years ago.
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Originally Posted by dannyyboii;14490309 
They are definitely effective for what they are built for. They do the job of cooling the laptop. I think the factor to consider is how much you need it.
My big worry is that it will turn out to be a waste of $30 once the weather gets colder. That said, it's probably worth it now.
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It's definitely worth it IMO for any laptop that's used for gaming or any CPU/GPU intensive programs for that matter. Even on my Macbook which doesn't even have a bottom intake, it still helps reduce temps by a few degrees. Stupid integrated graphics...

Even if you're only using it for the summer, as long as your components run a bit cooler then your laptop's lifespan will be increased a bit. At least it'll keep your components from frying, as my wireless module is on the verge of doing now >_>
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