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    Looking at notebook cooler's I am having over temprature problems.

    Cooler Master Notepal U3 Laptop / Notebook Cooling Pad, Up to 19" (3 x 80mm Configurable Fans)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

    ZALMAN Notebook Cooler with 2.5" Sata HDD Drive Bay in the back Model ZM-NC2500 Plus

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834994241

    Don't think I need the drive bay.

    I am going to try using canned air to blow things out a bit first, because I didn't used to have any problems with over heating & with a standard fan blowing around & under the laptop it works fine. I have always had it elevated on top of a piece of paneling with 2 3/4" strips to allow air to get underneath it.
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    I tell you what, when those little fans in a laptop get clogged, they heat things up and slow down something fierce.

    Use the canned air for sure.

    I use a small piece of plywood with a strip to keep the laptop raised up a little bit.
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    Any suggestions as to a reasonably good notebook cooler. I did read a lot on Newegg almost got a headache.
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    Keep in mind, I've got tons of the little 12 volt pc fans and little wall wart power supplies hanging around, but I'd probably just right something up with one of those fans, some wood, and a powersupply.

    Instructables should have some good ideas... http://goo.gl/HFcIg
    Last edited by Brent Dowell; 11-24-2012 at 04:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Keep in mind, I've got tons of the little 12 volt pc fans and little wall wart power supplies hanging around, but I'd probably just right something up with one of those fans, some wood, and a powersupply.

    Instructables should have some good ideas... http://site:instructables.com notebook cooler
    maybe it's just me, but link no workee
    Last edited by Brent Dowell; 11-24-2012 at 04:04 AM.
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    The notebooks are designed to operate with the internal fans. But the fans and the screens get clogged with dust and other stuff. I take mine out into the shop and use my air compressor to blow it out whenever I start to have temperature problems. Fixes the problem until the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    maybe it's just me, but link no workee
    Fixed it. Try it now...

    http://goo.gl/HFcIg
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    How old is the laptop and how well do the batteries keep charged when not on the power supply? The reason I ask, my wife's was getting extremely hot, found the batter charger was attempting to charge a bad battery. I ordered a new battery and not had the issues with heating up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    How old is the laptop and how well do the batteries keep charged when not on the power supply? The reason I ask, my wife's was getting extremely hot, found the batter charger was attempting to charge a bad battery. I ordered a new battery and not had the issues with heating up.
    About 1 1/2 year old Toshiba I3 core. Every once in a while I run it on the battery & recharge it.
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