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post #1 of 24 Old 01-05-2010, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Laptop Coolers?

Alright, I have a Toshiba Satellite series laptop....which I'm beginning to hate. I've had it for about 2.5 years i think and it's always had one flaw that really bugs me, it gets reallllly hot. It's gotten hot to the point where it has shut off and gone into protect mode. I'm actually thinking about getting a new laptop because vista is getting old to me (it has stupid quirks that bug me) and my laptop seems to be falling apart...a key broke off, the grill in front of the cooling fan output is missing grill slots because the insane heat made them weak and they basically broke off.

Are there any coolers out there that you computer guys/girls recommend?

This one got pretty good reviews off some computer website

Amazon.com: Zalman Ultra-Quiet Notebook Cooler, Model ZM-NC1000 (Black): Electronics
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One of the important things is to look where all the vents are on the bottom of your Toshiba and match it to where the fans/vents are on the cooler. Some that work great for some models of laptop won't on others simply b/c the cooling intake/exhaust vents are in different areas.

I ended up with a Targus but the Zalman that you're looking at also got good reviews from what I remember when I was researching. Good thing is no matter what you end up with, they're all pretty much under $50.

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Just take the cooler off you XB and use that...
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One of the important things is to look where all the vents are on the bottom of your Toshiba and match it to where the fans/vents are on the cooler. Some that work great for some models of laptop won't on others simply b/c the cooling intake/exhaust vents are in different areas..
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I have that exact cooler..its great! sounds like a medow breeze (im intoxicated!0

i just bought a Hp quad core BEAST that has enough fans to cool a korean whore house..i had it..fixed up.

I now use it to cool my router and modem

I also have another one that I got from the Px here on base..I dont use it much unless I have swamp butt and I sit on it for a cooling/drying effect.

make sure the vents are in the right spot too..cause cool plastic dosent do much but feel good

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maybe put a AEV heat reduction hood on it?

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hey scooter....I already told you. i am stationed in south korea.

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One of the important things is to look where all the vents are on the bottom of your Toshiba and match it to where the fans/vents are on the cooler. Some that work great for some models of laptop won't on others simply b/c the cooling intake/exhaust vents are in different areas.

I ended up with a Targus but the Zalman that you're looking at also got good reviews from what I remember when I was researching. Good thing is no matter what you end up with, they're all pretty much under $50.
Thanks for the info man. I'm gonna look at the one in the OP, the targus and the antec suggested. No more excessive heat for me thank you haha.


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I gone through two coolers. First one was a cheapy, can't remember the name of it. The power cord or power cord input is bad. I replaced it with a Swiss Gear cooler which crapped out on me. Gotta get a new one this week as the first one is not working all the time.
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Keeping your fan and its vents clean and free of debris will also really help. If you don't already, keep a can of compressed air around to clean it our periodically. Few other important factors are to make sure the fans match up with the placement of where the fan is on your laptop. Also make sure the fans draw warm air out, instead of blowing up into the case.
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Try propping the rear of the laptop up with a textbook. It puts an incline on it, increasing airflow underneath the computer. Just make sure not to block any fans or vents

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Alright, I have a Toshiba Satellite series laptop....which I'm beginning to hate....Are there any coolers out there that you computer guys/girls recommend?
Get a Mac. It will be plenty cool for you (:

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Get a Mac. It will be plenty cool for you (:

Sorry - couldn't resist.
Ummm, the GPU diode on my MacBook Pro is running at 130º right now (and the only thing running is Chrome). I've seen it go over 185º and that is "normal" according to all the Mac Pro's out there. I vaguely remember seeing it hit 205º but I was doing some movie editing, uploading, and on the net at the same time.
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I have a cheap thing I got from Staples. It has two fans and sits the computer up about 2 cm.. gets kinda noisy but it always goes away. It keeps my laptop cool though!

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