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post #1 of 17
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So I am going out to buy a laptop cooling pad tomorow. My GPU runs got (9500m in my ASUS M51SN-B1) and it loads at 81 degrees. and idles around 57-60. My CPU is fine (load is less than 60).

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...id=896.276.667

or

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...id=896.276.667


Or even this one

http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct...62&menu3id=105

I am leaning towards the Enermax because it is quieter, and seems like it would cool a larger area. Thanks for any opinions!!!
Edited by SugarySnack - 6/2/08 at 7:29pm
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post #2 of 17
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bought the zalman one. Did absolutely nothing for any component. Terrible Buy. The thing barely moves any air.

I really need one to cool my GPU down. Or is that temp ok?
Edited by SugarySnack - 6/4/08 at 7:44pm
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post #3 of 17
you bought the most expensive, worst, one ><... ergh, that temp is a little high but its not super major death to lappy high (short term atleast)

if you want to try cooling it I would suggest something a little simpler...

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...00&catid=25597

or

http://www.directron.com/r15on01.html

EDIT:
Quote:
If you are overheating... usually any temp over 90C degrees is bad.

when was the last time that you cleaned out the fans and vents thoroughly...?

if never, then thats why.

1) remove battery
2) remove/unscrew the panels on the bottom of the notebook to get to fans and vents
3) use flashlight to look through vents for the dust (if you cant see the light on the other end, then the vents are clogged up)
4) go outside, get some compressed air (cans or compressor @ 50 PSI) and give the vents a good airing out all directions (concentrating on the vents)
.... you might want to brace the fan blade(s) when airing it out (with anything to prevent it from spinning out too much)
5) go get some Q-tips and swab the fan blades and the area around it
6) then go do a second airing with compressed air (all directions again focusing on the fans and vents) to push out the dust that was dislodged from the Q-tips

7*) Now go use the flashlight again and look through the vents (shine the flashlight from the fan, you look through the other end) for anymore dust clogs.

8) Then start up the notebook... and let the fans cycle up (use the Fan Toggle at max speed if your system has it) to push out any other dust that might have been stuck.

If all goes well you should be able to close up the notebook and...

you're done.

*repeat this step until its cleaned out.

Thats pretty much it.

Just make sure to do this every two-three months... it should take about 15-20min per cleaning if you want to be thorough.

________________________

Gaming notebooks are a new thing, you must realize that you have to take some extra care of them over typical use notebooks:

1) Battery: to maintain the longevity of any rechargeable battery
- you must NEVER overcharge it [especially for long durations of time] by keeping it plugged into AC
- when it reaches 100% you should unplug it and let it discharge to 5-15%, then plug it back to power
- OR you can just charge it to 50%+ and remove the battery and store in cool place.. not the fridge [remember to use it occasionally 3-4 time a year to charge and discharge it].

2.) Heat: to prevent a healthy notebook from overheating
- ALWAYS use the notebook on a clean, hard & flat surface
- RECOMMENDED to be used on a notebook cooler... namely the Zalman ZM-NC1000 or ZM-NC2000
- check your fans underneath occasionally (at least once a month or two) for any dust clogs [clean them out with Q-tips and air cans/compressors]
- ALWAYS monitor the temps (CPU, GPU, HDD, etc..) to watch for fluctuations, which would indicate overheating by dust usually
(for Clevo notebooks) use the Fan Toggle to switch all fans to Max Speed when gaming and such.

By doing these simple things, your entire system will easily last for more than 3 years.
- http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=253043
Edited by Skagi - 6/5/08 at 9:14am
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post #4 of 17
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Thanks for the reply Freak. I am going to RMA that one (thing is I gotta send it all the way to BC and I am in ont) Should I just try modding it with an old PSU and some higher CMF fans? Spend 20 bucks doing that and drilling some holes where the air is needed most.
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post #5 of 17
is there any way to return it? that really is a shame... zalman used to be a better brand (imo)
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post #6 of 17
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Well, the shipping it back is around 20 bucks. + a 15% restocking fee. So of the 57 I payed (10 was shipping). I would get around... 20 at most. And I would be loosing 37. Turns out reading tons of reviews isn't enough to get a good product anymore. I might find someting to do with it ,or just try and sell it locally for like 30 bucks.

Funny in your quote Freak, he recommends the Zalman one .
At the very least, it should lower temps of the bottom of the laptop. I might as well keep it.
When I told my friend the news that it did nothing for my internal temps, he said "You just bought a noise making vibration pad"
I loled, but died inside.
Edited by SugarySnack - 6/5/08 at 3:39pm
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post #7 of 17
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Alrighty. So i decided I am goingto mod this! i am going to put holes all along the top, and add 2,3, or 4 80mm fans. (using an old PSU) If this thing can't cool it. NOTHING will be able to.
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Personally I have always found that raising my laptop and leaving the most open space tends to cool it the best, the cooling pad I bought was like 2dC difference -_-.
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post #9 of 17
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i'll try putting some erasers under it or something. I just hate wasting money. I need to find a use for this thing even if it isn't to cool my laptop. Hmmmmm... Modding it somehow... any ideas? lol
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Originally Posted by SugarySnack View Post
i'll try putting some erasers under it or something. I just hate wasting money. I need to find a use for this thing even if it isn't to cool my laptop. Hmmmmm... Modding it somehow... any ideas? lol
case mod!
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