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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: [url="http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6799"]http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6799[/url]
U3: [url="http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6671"]http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6671[/url]

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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.

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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.com/Antec-Notebook-Cooler-USB-Powered/dp/B0000BVYTV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349265700&sr=8-1&keywords=antec+laptop+cooler

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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....

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[quote name='The King of GnG' timestamp='1349271939' post='595222801']
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....
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If the pad stops it from overheating, then it did solve the problem. Yes, cleaning out the laptop is needed.

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[quote name='Mindovermaster' timestamp='1349273992' post='595222863']
If the pad stops it from overheating, then it did solve the problem. Yes, cleaning out the laptop is needed.
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If the pad stops the problems, then there is no problem at all....

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[quote name='The King of GnG' timestamp='1349289838' post='595223345']
If the pad stops the problems, then there is no problem at all....
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I disagree. I had an ASUS M50Sv-A1 back in the day and that thing was a huge heat whore. 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.

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[quote name='RedFlow' timestamp='1349291130' post='595223389']
I disagree. I had an ASUS M50Sv-A1 back in the day and that thing was a huge heat whore. 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.
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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 whore 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?

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[quote name='RedFlow' timestamp='1349291130' post='595223389']
I disagree. I had an ASUS M50Sv-A1 back in the day and that thing was a huge heat whore. 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.
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Yeah, I agree, too. Laptops do not always overheat from dust or mechanical failure.

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