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Old 09-15-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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My laptop gets ridiculously hot...was looking in to getting a cooler....Anyone have one that works really well? Anyone know which ones to stay away from?

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Old 09-15-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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I use this one:
Belkin - Laptop Cooling Stand - White - F5L001

And it works GREAT. Both on my lap and table top.

I went through many of these:
Targus - Notebook Chill Mat - Silver - PA248U

They cool fine, but expect to replace it every 3 months or so. They're built very poorly.

The Belkin has lasted me over a year so far and still going strong.

 
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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I have the targus it works ok. 6 months and going. it will be too small for a 17" to fit nicely on but they will balance on it. I usually just use it on a table now free and no cooked marbles.

 
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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Mine gets moved around a lot, so that could be why my targus models never lasted very long. The power cable would break down or the fans would quit. They just seemed pretty fragile to me.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:48 AM   #5
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I had the Targus also. And it lasted about 4-5 months until the power cord broke. Now I just elevate the laptop by puting some books on both sides and the fan in the comp. will keep it cool enogh.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:52 AM   #6
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Maybe look into this DealExtreme: $3.93 Cool Ball Laptop Leg

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:06 AM   #7
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I use things to prop it up now...but it still gets blazing hot...I was thinking about something with some fans and something for a 17''
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:26 AM   #8
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That belkin fan pad should work for you. It just has one fan, right in the center but it keeps mine nice and cool. I can always tell when I've accidentally knocked the cord out of the USB slot because it heats right up.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:02 PM   #9
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I have a vantek Lapcool4 that folds up and travels with me.

It's kept my 15" cool while doing rendering/photo editing/gaming for 3 years, and it still rocks.

It also has a 4 port USB hub.

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:11 PM   #10
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Found one with two fans that got good reviews and is not too expensive...thanks for the help
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