Well let me start off by saying this is my first sager. Waiting for it wasn't bad at all. I ordered it on Monday April 19 and am looking at the new bad boy on the 22. Wow is it big. Look wise, I love it. I'm a big silver and grey fan myself so I'm in heaven. Well the box obviously as we all know could be better but I'm not gonna complain. It looked snug with 2 large sponge like cusions that looked pretty secure. Well after taking everything out I began installing Windows Xp pro, then it hit me. Why dont I try testing the heat output of this thing with and without a cooling pad. So I grabbed my Antec cooling pad which I've been using with my Inspiron 600m. Well I started installing around 4 pm. For the beggining no cooler, just sit it on a table and begin installaion. About an hour into it and the left hand side where the CPU is began to become pretty hot. I noticed it alot and so after about an hour and finishing installing Xp I stopped. I waited till about 7 o'clock to make sure everything was cooled down and I began installing my other progs and the SP2 for Xp. This time with the cooler underneath. I wont lie it didnt make this super difference but It took it 2.0 hours to get as hot and after a while it became more and more earable. Maybe it's the heatsink fan combo of the coller I dont know. I will say this. I wont game without it. Tomorrow I will try to bench some games like UT2K4, and Far Cry. If anyone else has any suggestions or comments I'm open.
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4/23/04 at 3:34am