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Old 12-05-2005, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well after spending 250 on gettin a new harddrive for my laptop because the people at computer geeks said that was the reason why it was overheating...my laptop is still overheating and cutting off in like 30 minutes..I think i read on here somewhere that you could buy a add-on cooling fan or something?...Anybody know??
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They are called notebook coolers. I checked NewEgg, but no luck.

You can Google it, and get plenty of hits. Here's a couple:
http://www.antec.com/ec/pro_cooling.html
http://www.xpcgear.com/systemcoolers.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/firstlook/20040322/
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try ebay...
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Thanks for your help...Guess you can only get them online?
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I found a couple on Best Buy's site, but I don't know if they carry them in their stores.

Online would be your best bet.
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Stupid laptops...I have learned my lesson the hard way,,,
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I got one at Fry's for $7.00. I don't have any real numbers, but it has helped a LOTTT!!!!
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Best Buy does sell them in most of the stores that I have been in. I think most people suggest online because we can't bear to spend the prices that a place like Best Buy would mark up to!

The ones that I think work the best would be the ones that you just sit your laptop on. the are about 1 inch thick, and have 1-2 fans that blow onto the processor area (hopefully!) The have always seemed to work fairly well.

I think $10-$20 is a pretty good estimate.
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Best Buy does sell them in most of the stores that I have been in. I think most people suggest online because we can't bear to spend the prices that a place like Best Buy would mark up to!

The ones that I think work the best would be the ones that you just sit your laptop on. the are about 1 inch thick, and have 1-2 fans that blow onto the processor area (hopefully!) The have always seemed to work fairly well.

I think $10-$20 is a pretty good estimate.
Are they actually worth the money? My laptop cut off two times on me last night...It's getting annoying
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You know...they actually work fairly well. It really depends on what you use your laptop for, I think. If you usually use your laptop on a desk somewhere, or you don't mind lugging around the extra weight with the cooler, then it is a pretty good investment.

They do drop the temperature of the laptop quite a bit. If nothing else, they lift the laptop up off of the surface...which is usually what most laptops need anyway! Most overheating issues that are not caused by massive hardware problems are solved by adding something like these pads.

I would say these are worth the investment.
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