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Old 01-13-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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How can you keep your laptop cool?

Today i was on my bed surfing the net and talking to people and my laptop just shut off. i first thought it was a virus, but then i tried to start it back up, and it would try, then cut off again. it did this multiple times until i let it cool for 5min and now im back on it. i guess it has a problem getting really hot because other times, my computer starts to lag a lot when it gets hot too and i know its over heating.

so, are there any things i can buy for my computer to keep it cooler? its not overclocked or anything, so i figured the stock fan would keep it fine. btw, its a dell inspiron if that matters
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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thats pretty bad if its overheating like that and its a new laptop.

Laptop aftermarket parts are pretty much limited. You could try looking for a higer rpm case fan. It might actually be a problem with your cpu fan not working properly if its overhaating. Is it under warranty?
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They make a cooling pad or plate that has fans built in it and you place the laptop on it Here you go Brandon http://www.mrtechus.com/notcoolpad60.html

You can also go to pricewatch.com and look under notebook accessories and find pad coolers
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yeah Corey had it right, the pad, if its brand new, take it back have them look at the CPU fan, and the fan in the back. my PC i have 3 fans + the stock one.
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if it was on your bed or somethin the fan hole could have been covered and the heat couldnt get out... maybe?
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I would go with our drunken son Zim here on this one, my wife has 1 aswell and if its sitting on a pillow it gets very hot since the air cant escape at all, but once she places it on a board and uses that it is fine....

No Escape of Air = CANT BREATH...CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE... NOT GOOD!!!
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No Escape of Air = CANT BREATH...CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE... NOT GOOD!!!
That doesn't work on an engine. It finds a way to breath.

I'm also going with Zim. :yes:
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You thinking about a Turbo arent ya!
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After tallying up the needed parts, Zex Nitrous is a better choice. :thumb2:
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go with NX
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it may have been resting on my leg, (i was sitting with it in my lap watching tv)

however, i put it on my desk and ran Disk Defrag cause it needed it. when i came back from class, my computer was off. it was plugged in and everything. it has been doing that for the past 2-3 days. someone on 3.8 said his friend has an Inspiron and it is under warrenty (as is mine) and needs a new motherboard.

think i should buy the cooling pad first, and then call dell if it is still acting up?
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id say just call dell. Dont waste you money on other things that probably isnt the problem. Id say take advantage of your warrantee while youve got it.
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also maybe install some desktop tools that allow you to see the temperature of your CPU, case, and other things. Shahrum knows of one that he used on this server. Your computer shouldnt be any higher then around 55-60* celcius
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id say just call dell. Dont waste you money on other things that probably isnt the problem. Id say take advantage of your warrantee while youve got it.
that would be my advice. you've paid for support; now put your money to work.
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