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Old 08-13-2007, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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At what point do you feel that overheating will become a problem with a laptop in a protective case?

Of course G2 [off] is safe and I'm fairly certain that S4 will be safe because it's using almost no power, but should I worry about leaving the laptop in S3 or maybe even idle while in it's case? (for no more than an 15 minutes).

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my friend did that and it burnt out the laptop
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In which state?
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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did that with my acer 3620... went blue screen then did system check up of C drive.... accidentally turned on in my bookbag... was on standby and i suppose a key was pressured.

it was VERY VERY hot. the most i've seen it go was at 205* doing maximum sitting on a bed. which was just a test.
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you should have your laptop open when its on and in an open area so it can breath
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Of course but I was looking for more of a defacto response
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When I was at college, I would close the lid (idle) and throw my laptop in my backpack during session breaks or if I had to go to the bathroom or walk to another class (5-20 minutes). It survived and didn't even get warm.

I think it all depends on how hot your system runs normally. My V2000Z (Sempron-M, integrated graphics) ran very cool even under heavy load.

I once threw a Pentium-4 (Northwood desktop) ZE5170 notebook under my blanket to try to activate the high fan speed setting (just to see how loud it would get). I eventually forgot about it for about 45 minutes. When I removed it, it was toasty, but it didn't die.

Unless your laptop is under load or running a game or something, it should be able to last 15 minutes with poor air circulation without a problem. But of course, that all depends how hot it runs normally.
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Thanks Kubel, that's pretty much what I expected so I'm satisfied (lol)
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what?? so what i said wasnt good enough
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Of course not! Naw I'm just kidding all of the posts together gave me an idea of what to expect, thanks everyone.
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