cooling pad for notebook, should use or not?

Indonesia
February 11, 2009 2:19am CST
since i just new in having notebook, i wonder to know is there any significant in using cooling pad for notebook. is it okay if i use notebook without cooling pad? if it should be used, what kind cooling pad is the best? 2 fan or 3 fan? portable aluminium or acrylic? please share your advise
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9 responses
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 09
Hi, It is depend on circumstance. If you use your notebook with power on (not battery), it nice to use cooling pad (to increase notebook parts lifespan). It is okay to operate your notebook without cooling pad (as notebook manufacture have calculates its lifespan and heat resistance) to save the battery power. Happy using your brand new notebook.
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@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 09
Ups! Forgive me, as my mind is somewhere else... If you start it, kindly enough to list me in... My apologize.
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Actually it's better to use a cooling pad if you wanted your laptop to live longer. I can see mine having a problem or slows down a bit when it starts to heat up. I don't have a cooler yet and buying here is too expensive.I would rather wait to go back to Philippines to buy one. For now, what i do it I'm elevating it using books but not to cover the exhaust fan of the laptop so that the air would circulate.
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
11 Feb 09
well i personally dont think that it is required. and those who draw power from the battery of the laptop, well it is better not to use them. if they use external power then i have no problem. do what evr you want. but if it is drawing power from the laptop battery then how can i be sure that it will not hard the laptop or may be the battry. so it is better not to use that, or you can have the usb [plugged on your computer if you have and run it for your laptop. as i have my laptop running right beside my computer. if not then i dnt use that. even keeping the laptop on a high raised patform is enough to radiate the heat.
@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 09
I want to buy it anyway, but because I use my laptop in the table so that the ventilation is always open, not stopped my someting. If I use my laptop in my bed I think we need cooling pad or other straight pad (book or something else) in order to keep the ventilation open.
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
when i bought my notebook, i just keep on using it without thinking of more add ons to it. it has been for more than three years now that the notebook has been in use and so far, no problems have arisen from its normal use. the old one was disposed of only because, it was already outmoded. no, it did not get broken from use. by this time though, it is no longer functioning since it has not been used for more than three years now. talking from experience, i can say that notebooks are mostly very durable things. if you think that it is better to play safe, then do as you like. a two fan cooling pad should be sufficient and the more beautiful type should be chosen.
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
11 Feb 09
Rather than using a cooling pad, it is better to leave the system switched off, for about 10 minutes under a fan or in AC in the span of 2 to 3 hrs,though it is not possible always. If we follow this,in this time can do some exercises to the eyes and hands,thus helping our body to not go too bad very earlier.In our friends circle, we were doing this for nearly 6 months (of course we started this to keep away ourselves from the work for a while), and felt mentally free. But now, we left that habit.
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Well it's for the maintenance of your notebook so why not? Use one so you can somehow prevent overheatings and you can use it longer. I'm actually using a cooling pad for my notebook with an electric fan so it's life will last longer. For the brand, I'm just using a generic or the cheaper ones. But it's durable in my experience..
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
11 Feb 09
It depends on your notebook. I'm using an acer and it heats up pretty quickly. I can even feel the heat coming out from the keyboard at times. So my dad bought me a 2 fan cooling pad. It's aluminum so that it will be more lasting. Because i'm quite rough at times.
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 09
We have our notebook with us for about 3+ years now & have not used any cooling fan up till now? I guess if the ventilation system is not clogged up, there shouldn't be any overheating problems?