Do laptop cooling pads actually work?

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    my friends laptop used to overheat alot and then he got a cooling mat and it hasn't over heated since so I'd say it does work, however I don't know which one he has so I shall go and ask him if I can find him [​IMG]
     
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    Yea dude, my laptop used to get sooo hot--u couldn't even put your hands on it.
    But getting a cooling pad solved the problem [​IMG]
     
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    Isn't my friend (that I know of [​IMG] )
    my buds not online at the moment but I think we can safely say yes they do work but my advice is don't get a dirt cheap one
     
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    It works for sure [​IMG]
    having a cooling pad my laptop don't need ages to cool down after switching off
     
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    They work very well. Without them, my laptop's internal fans always turn on and they make a huge racket. I prefer a cooling pad since they're unnaturally quiet and they prevent my laptop from overheating or having to use its own fans.
     
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    they works, but if your laptop is not hot don't need to buy them
     
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    It runs pretty hot. 83c when playing some games and I elevated it (about 5-7cm up)
     
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    I can personally say they work for me. I have a cheapy targus from walmart.

    While I can say, skip the targus and get another brand, it brought down my temps drastically. My laptop used to make my legs sweat it would get so hot. So look to spend about $30 to $40 USD for a good one.

    I think logitech has a new one out that has some good reviews.

    hope this helped. Have a good one and good luck in your search.
     
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    My old machine would have died years ago if not for my Artec dual fan pad.
     
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    +cookies to anyone who can find a cooling pad model that will work for a qosmio x305... its a 17" monitor, probably 19' wide in total, but the kicker is that the intake fan is on the bottom, outbound is on the back of the unit...
     
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    Oh wow, I just got one (the first one) and it reduced my temp by 10+ degrees
     
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    Are they loud?
     
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    My laptop turns into the sun when its running off the battery but apple says its ok so w/e.

    As far as cooling pads go, yeah, anything to get that heat off the processor is good good good.
     
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    Mine is extremely quiet, but you can still hear it. Although like I said, if you don't have one then your laptop's internal fans will turn on when your laptop gets too hot, and those are very loud.
     
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    Like the above poster said the one I got is extremely quiet. The laptops fan is much louder than it especially when the CPU starts heating up a lot
     
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