Besides using a notebook cooling pad, is there any other ways to deduce heat without underclocking?
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12/31/03 at 6:30pm
Originally Posted by Barley
Devices like the antec cooling pad look cool, but I have yet to have seen a favorable review where they say the device makes a difference in temp. Some reivews say that because the cooler does not draw alot of power, the fans do not do much and are cosmetic. The one advantage that the cooler did bring however (according to the reviewer), was that it raised and tilted the laptop at a slight angle off the ground allowing for better ventilation than if it were flat on the desk. This raising part probably helps alot more than the low powered fans.
With laptops getting faster and faster, and with the supposedly hot running prescott chipset right around the corner, I believe we will be seeing more and better solutions in this new market within the next couple of years. Desktop Replacement laptops are a relatively new phenomenon, and it will take time for "accessory" companies to capitalize on this new trend.
Originally Posted by Yoda117
On its own the system dows NOT overheat readily unless you decide to do something stupid, such as restrict the airflow.... then you'll have issues.
I use a lapdesk from Targus which allows me to use my lappy on the plane or in situations where I can't set it down easily... I also use it when I am working on the lappy for a long periods of time since it can place the lappy on a slight angle and make it more comfortable to use (and provide better airflow).
Save for being stupid, I've had no issues with mine as of yet.