Originally Posted by Pyrobob83
Do the fans in the lapcool2 blow up or down? The reason I mention it is the air intakes are on the bottom of the machine and if the cooler is blowing down, the cooler could be 'stealing' the cold air that needs to be going into the machine. You might get better results by flipping the fans around, which shouldn't be too hard to do.
It blows upward (which was the main reason I bought it in the first place). But still, the space between the cooler and the bottom of the laptop is about 1cm, or less than half an inch. The lapcool itself is very low. I can barely see any space between it and my desk. I tried using the lapcool leg to prop it up, but the temp didn't change.
I think what makes the difference is that my tealight candle holder allows cooler air to get beneath my laptop.