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post #1 of 13
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Can someone point me in the direction of some really good laptop coolers? My laptop is heating up horribly when gaming and throttling gpu clocks because of it. Thanks!
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Big laptopsCooler Master U3
Medium laptopsCooler master U2
Small laptopsCooler Master U1

Since you never told us what laptop you have.
    
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post #3 of 13
it depends on your laptop and how you use it
here is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eth9iXKAV2s&feature=g-user-u
post #4 of 13
This one is good and lets you place the fans wherever you want for best cooling performance. http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3007&product_name=NotePal%20U3

That link was for the information and this one is for a place where you can purchase it at. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834997872&Tpk=cooler%20master%20u3

You also might want to search up a tutorial for your laptop model on how to clear dust out of the heatsinks and fans to let it cool of better/easier. That will also make it more quiet.
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ELmo1989 View Post

Since you never told us what laptop you have.

It's a Y480 14" display, core i7, 640m le.
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Crucial m4 256GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 320GB windows 7 64bit Dell 24inch 16:10/1920x1200 logitech 
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post #6 of 13
I agree with the recommendations so far, but a cooling pad most likely won't stop your GPU from throttling, at least in my experience. A better, far more effective option would be to take the laptop apart and replace the thermal paste on the CPU and GPU (if not done already) and clean out the fan while you're at it. That will have a much bigger impact AND it's cheaper.
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post #7 of 13
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I'll give the thermal compound trick a try because my cpu hitting 90c and gpu hitting 106c is just plain absurd.. I haven't been in the PC scene for a while so what's good compound now a days, Shin-Etsu? Also, how is the cooler master sf-19?
Edited by asus6983 - 10/31/12 at 3:54pm
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post #8 of 13
How old is it? It is very possible that the intake vent is clogged with dust.

Used some compressed air to spray out dust and lowered my temps by 20C!
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post #9 of 13
Summarizing what other people have said,

Replace the thermal paste on your CPU
Clean your intake/exhaust vents and heatsink with a canned air duster

And yeah, Shin-etsu is still good. Also Arctic Cooling MX-2, IC Diamond, and Arctic Silver 5 (AS5).

It is more important that you apply it correctly- be careful because chances are you will be applying the thermal paste directly onto a bare CPU die. I used an exacto blade to really, really, really carefully spread AS5 onto my old Pentium M processor (not recommended- you risk damaging your CPU). You can also use the pea method, except apply a BB-size blob of thermal paste over your CPU die. Or try the 'finger in plastic bag and spread' thermal paste method.
    
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post #10 of 13
I don't get the point of laptop coolers.
Laptops from HP, Dell and other companies that don't have any or very small vents will have no benefit. Why? No air is getting in, no dust is getting out. The vents are stuffed with dust
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