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#1 Ishanx

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:40

My laptop's GPU overheats while playing intensive games and so I thought I'd purchase a cooling pad...

does anyone have experience with these and which one would you recommend at the same price as that of the Cooling Master NotePal X3 and the U3

X3: http://www.coolermas...product_id=6799
U3: http://www.coolermas...product_id=6671


#2 Crisp

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:45

I use the U2 version, same as the U3 but with 2 fans. It's brushed aluminum and looks fantastic, although I use it with a regular laptop the build quality is awesome. You can removed the fans and clip them into places where cooling is needed most.

#3 sc302

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:01

I have had very good results with this antec. Everyone that I recommended one to has kept their laptop temps at normal levels.
http://www.amazon.co...c laptop cooler

#4 The King of GnG

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:45

Whatever you buy, be sure that you will never, ever, ever solve an overheating problem in your laptop with a simple colling pad alone: if the issue is internal (software/hardware/dirt), you WILL NEED to solve it internally. No third option here.

It's a sad realization coming from real-life delusions....

#5 Mindovermaster

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 14:19

Whatever you buy, be sure that you will never, ever, ever solve an overheating problem in your laptop with a simple colling pad alone: if the issue is internal (software/hardware/dirt), you WILL NEED to solve it internally. No third option here.

It's a sad realization coming from real-life delusions....


If the pad stops it from overheating, then it did solve the problem. Yes, cleaning out the laptop is needed.

#6 The King of GnG

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 18:43

If the pad stops it from overheating, then it did solve the problem. Yes, cleaning out the laptop is needed.


If the pad stops the problems, then there is no problem at all....

#7 RedFlow

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:05

If the pad stops the problems, then there is no problem at all....

I disagree. I had an ASUS M50Sv-A1 back in the day and that thing was a huge heat ######. Overheated if you kept it on a bed, hot on your lap and wrists doing general tasks and unbearable with gaming. That laptop benefited from a cooler greatly and stopped the issues. I decided to take it apart one day and see if the problem was internal but everything was attached properly and there was no dust/dirt buildup and the fan was running properly. Just the 9500M GS and the Core 2 Duo T9500 was too much heat for it.

#8 Praetor

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:14

I disagree. I had an ASUS M50Sv-A1 back in the day and that thing was a huge heat ######. Overheated if you kept it on a bed, hot on your lap and wrists doing general tasks and unbearable with gaming. That laptop benefited from a cooler greatly and stopped the issues. I decided to take it apart one day and see if the problem was internal but everything was attached properly and there was no dust/dirt buildup and the fan was running properly. Just the 9500M GS and the Core 2 Duo T9500 was too much heat for it.


I've seen some very poor designed laptops that can't ventilate heat properly; some of them are very new (one Asus and one HP), which puzzles me how could they have been released when the CPU is a heat ###### and the cooling fan is incompetent for that amount of heat.

Also i thought that those cooling pads are only usefull if the laptop has fans underneath; if the laptop case only has an exhaust port in the side/back of it, are those pads any good?

#9 Mindovermaster

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:16

I disagree. I had an ASUS M50Sv-A1 back in the day and that thing was a huge heat ######. Overheated if you kept it on a bed, hot on your lap and wrists doing general tasks and unbearable with gaming. That laptop benefited from a cooler greatly and stopped the issues. I decided to take it apart one day and see if the problem was internal but everything was attached properly and there was no dust/dirt buildup and the fan was running properly. Just the 9500M GS and the Core 2 Duo T9500 was too much heat for it.


Yeah, I agree, too. Laptops do not always overheat from dust or mechanical failure.