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Old 01-06-2006, 03:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Hypersonic Aviator GX7 laptop, and during gaming it overheats like a mother... It restarted twice on me tonight while playing Half-Life 2, and I have the laptop sitting on four small blocks to increase the air circulation.

I'm wondering if anybody has had any luck with laptop coolers, and if so, if I can get some recommended models to use. My laptop is big (17" widescreen), so the cooler would have to be big as well...


3.4ghz P4 HT 800mhz FSB
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ATi Mobility Radeon 9700 256mb
2x 60gb HDDs @7200rpm and 8mb cache

As you can see, I need something to control the abundancy of the system's components that overheat. Just looking for some suggestions, thanks guys.
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a common problem with old laptops is dust in the fan
so take it apart and clean out all the fans you can findespecially the processor cooling fan
i had that problem recently and i know a lot of people had it too

laptops sit so close to the table they just suck in all the dust and food and **** (roaches and flies and bugs too) so make sure u clean the dust under ur laptop frequently
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There was a thread about this recently. Try doing a Search for it:
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There was a thread about this recently. Try doing a Search for it:
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Yes, but I was wondering if anybody had any experience with cooling trays for laptops - none of the search results brought up anything relevant. I do search before posting... I searched just the query "laptop" in this forum, and the past month of threads brought up nothing relevant. (Other than a thread perfectly relevant with absolutely no replies, of course)

I'm not about to buy a crappy cooling tray that doesn't work well, so I thought I'd ask on a forum before buying. This is a high-end laptop, and I don't want it damaged from excessive heat.
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On another forum i post on (non-computer), I have read a couple of people's posts about them. They give good reports.

Also, Alice Hill (of Alice and Bill, now of realtechnews.com) swears by her's.
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