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I have the Lenovo Ideapad Y470p 14" with the specs of i7 2.2ghz turbos to 2.8ghz, 8gb ddr3 1333 ram, 750gb 5400 hdd, ATI 7690M gpu.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y470p

since i do game on the laptop on hard surfaces but sometimes the fan kicks off to be 100% and is sometimes alittle loud to quite environments (around family members) i would like to see if i can get a good cooling where it can lower the temps while gaming and keep my lappy cool. my CPU temps got to a maximum of 87degrees while playing mw3 spec ops online for.. 15~20 min. i do most worry about the GPU since i can not find a program that would read its temps.

I would appreciate helpful replies and i will + rep anyone who i think deserves it with the right help. thank you thumb.gif

EDIT : forgot to mention that i have like.. a maximum of 35~40 dollars to spend on that laptop cooling component. i dont think i can let more than that go for just cooling, thanks though.
Edited by Boyd - 4/20/12 at 10:25pm
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Theres not really an easy way to do it. Your options are pretty much:

Replace fan with a quieter higher flow fan

Replace TIM on heatsink

(My opinion best option) Cut out a large section of plastic on the bottom and put in a metal mesh grill

Thats about it lol.
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post

Theres not really an easy way to do it. Your options are pretty much:
Replace fan with a quieter higher flow fan
Replace TIM on heatsink
(My opinion best option) Cut out a large section of plastic on the bottom and put in a metal mesh grill
Thats about it lol.

I doubt he would do that...

I would recommend for home use you get a laptop "pad" cooler which will raise your laptop from the surface of the desk which leaves room for air to enter, and it would also give you an extra fan which will blow into the intakes on the bottom of your laptop. This will mean you will get more airflow (as it will not be restricted) and your laptop's heatsink (which is currently starving for air) can get some cool air.

Here are some to choose from, you could also go into your local store to look at some to decide which you like the feel/size/looks/positioning of the fan (compared to your laptop's intakes) off.

Here are some links to give you examples:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=laptop+cooling

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=notebook+cooling&x=0&y=0

I've used logitech, coolermaster and belkin ones and they've all worked fine, these are what I would recommend (but I am biased since I only owned these ones). Make sure you get the right type of connector you prefer, be it USB (like most of them) or an AC adapter fan.

Oh and get the right size, your laptop is 14" so a 14-15" one will be fine!

If you have terrible speakers, not many usb ports or something like that, note that some of these pads have speakers (which aren't half bad and better than 90% of all laptop speakers), while others will have USB hubs built in so you can get some extra functionality. Most of them will also slant your laptop which means it might be a different (usually better) viewing and typing experience for you.
    
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Originally Posted by JassimH View Post

I doubt he would do that...
I would recommend for home use you get a laptop "pad" cooler which will raise your laptop from the surface of the desk which leaves room for air to enter, and it would also give you an extra fan which will blow into the intakes on the bottom of your laptop. This will mean you will get more airflow (as it will not be restricted) and your laptop's heatsink (which is currently starving for air) can get some cool air.
Here are some to choose from, you could also go into your local store to look at some to decide which you like the feel/size/looks/positioning of the fan (compared to your laptop's intakes) off.
Here are some links to give you examples:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=laptop+cooling
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=notebook+cooling&x=0&y=0
I've used logitech, coolermaster and belkin ones and they've all worked fine, these are what I would recommend (but I am biased since I only owned these ones). Make sure you get the right type of connector you prefer, be it USB (like most of them) or an AC adapter fan.
Oh and get the right size, your laptop is 14" so a 14-15" one will be fine!
If you have terrible speakers, not many usb ports or something like that, note that some of these pads have speakers (which aren't half bad and better than 90% of all laptop speakers), while others will have USB hubs built in so you can get some extra functionality. Most of them will also slant your laptop which means it might be a different (usually better) viewing and typing experience for you.

This is exactly what i was looking for, thank you smile.gif +rep
post #5 of 15
and if you replace the tim you will notice about a 5-10 degre diffrence as well.. it is def worth doing as it will almost certinely allow the fan to stay lower. if you couple hthat with a cooling pad your lappy will love you forever
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just make sure that the cooling pad uses a 12v converter, otherwise it most likely uses a USB connection, which sucks cuz the fan is going to work only with the +5v of the usb, and they are not as fast and also they don't cool pretty well, personally, i would recommend this one :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834992522

it has 2 x 140 mm fans, and it has LED lights on the sides (color switchable) and a speed control on the side for the fans, i have an ASUS G73JH, and as soon as i started using the cooling pad my GPU temps dropped 10 degrees celcius, on idle im at 40 ~ 50, on load at 65 celcius top, hope it helps biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Wolfnuka View Post

just make sure that the cooling pad uses a 12v converter, otherwise it most likely uses a USB connection, which sucks cuz the fan is going to work only with the +5v of the usb, and they are not as fast and also they don't cool pretty well, personally, i would recommend this one :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834992522
it has 2 x 140 mm fans, and it has LED lights on the sides (color switchable) and a speed control on the side for the fans, i have an ASUS G73JH, and as soon as i started using the cooling pad my GPU temps dropped 10 degrees celcius, on idle im at 40 ~ 50, on load at 65 celcius top, hope it helps biggrin.gif

yes thanks smile.gif
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i have toshiba laptop, and its had some issues with cooling, but all i needed is to change thermal compound and its now cool n quiet smile.gif and try to clean all dust because it collects at end of heatsink and where fan is pulling off that heat smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mr one View Post

i have toshiba laptop, and its had some issues with cooling, but all i needed is to change thermal compound and its now cool n quiet smile.gif and try to clean all dust because it collects at end of heatsink and where fan is pulling off that heat smile.gif

my laptop is a week old. i dont think it needs maintenance yet tongue.gif just a cooler (preferred powered by USB, not AC adapter)
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