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So I was doing some searching on Newegg (not familiar with any other sites to be honest.. if you have any let me know!) and I came up with THIS COOLER.

How is it? The fan setup on the laptop intakes air... wait I'll get a pic

HERE IS A LINK to a description of the laptop itself

And here is a pic of the fan setup:





Any advice is helpful. I want my baby to live as long as possible so I get every dollars worth that I put into it!
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The intake is on the bottom. Where the the HDD and memory goes in at.
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Oh, you're right. So the cooler is a bad idea?
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Asus G73 Series has the best cooling setup for a laptop. I can game for hours without problems.
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I still want to be on the safe side. My problem is that I like to lay in bed and set the laptop on the mattress.

(Un)Forunately I have memory foam so it sinks into the bed, effectively closing the vents and not allowing cool air to be taken into the laptop. If I set it on a cooler it should slightly help the situation... I think
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A laptop cooler will only reduce your temps by 1~5'C

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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Asus G73 Series has the best cooling setup for a laptop. I can game for hours without problems.
The Asus G73 series doesn't have "the best" laptop cooling, but it is definitely in the top 5 (so long as you don't take into account the terrible TIM jobs asus did on the G73JH modles. Once they were re-pasted, they were fantastically cool though.)

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I still want to be on the safe side. My problem is that I like to lay in bed and set the laptop on the mattress.

(Un)Forunately I have memory foam so it sinks into the bed, effectively closing the vents and not allowing cool air to be taken into the laptop. If I set it on a cooler it should slightly help the situation... I think
In this case paying for a laptop cooler would be a complete waste of money, the fan will be pushing minimal air as it will be sunk into your mattress. I would highly recommend getting a wood board or another hard flat surface to rest your laptop on top of.

If you are really insistent on a cooler I would recommend either the Cooler Master strike force or a Zalman ZN- NC2000 / NC3000. Zalman makes some of the best notebook coolers, and the cooler master strike force is a very well reviewed unit.

Again though I have to say that no matter what cooler you go with you will not see much lower temps.
Edited by Unacceptable - 12/30/10 at 7:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unacceptable View Post
A laptop cooler will only reduce your temps by 1~5'C



The Asus G73 series doesn't have "the best" laptop cooling, but it is definitely in the top 5 (so long as you don't take into account the terrible TIM jobs asus did on the G73JH modles. Once they were re-pasted, they were fantastically cool though.)



In this case paying for a laptop cooler would be a complete waste of money, the fan will be pushing minimal air as it will be sunk into your mattress. I would highly recommend getting a wood board or another hard flat surface to rest your laptop on top of.

If you are really insistent on a cooler I would recommend either the Cooler Master strike force or a Zalman ZN- NC2000 / NC3000. Zalman makes some of the best notebook coolers, and the cooler master strike force is a very well reviewed unit.

Again though I have to say that no matter what cooler you go with you will not see much lower temps.
What laptops have better cooling than the g73?
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What laptops have better cooling than the g73?
Sager/Clevo units for one. Since we are being model specific and not brand specific, the Sager NP7280(clevo x7200) and the Sager NP8760 (clevo W870cu) are both much better. The NP7280 by a far margin as it's cooling system can accommodate a desktop proc aswell as SLI 480m. The Sager NP8760 will generally have 2~10 better temps than a G73.

*Note I said it was in the TOP 5, as far as I am concerned it is about 3rd place but only for the G73JW, the JH has had way too many GPU issues due to poor thermal design.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834991161

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834991042


Of course if you want extreme cooling, make your own.




PS: I've also replaced the two screws on my G73 with velcro tape so I can easily remove the panel for direct airflow when gaming with any of my coolers.
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so long as you don't take into account the terrible TIM jobs asus did on the G73JH modles
Mine is being re-pasted with IC Diamond. It’s a custom laptop so that was the only choice I had.

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I would highly recommend getting a wood board or another hard flat surface to rest your laptop on top of.
Yes… I think I’ll do that.

BTW: That CM Strike Force just about has me won seeing as it has additional USB 3.0 ports on the side. The design is also sexy. I think I’m in love o.o

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PS: I've also replaced the two screws on my G73 with velcro tape so I can easily remove the panel for direct airflow when gaming with any of my coolers.
What? I don't understand. You open up the compartments on the bottom during gaming to allow the air to hit directly on the compenents while sitting on the cooler? o.o

Picture please? Another awesome idea.
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