Please Recommend A Cooling Pad For Gaming

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  1. ronferri

    ronferri Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello,

    Based on your experiences with gaming laptops can you please recommend the best cooling pad? One that significantly lowers CPU/GPU temps and has minimal noise.

    I own the MSI GT62vr laptop.

    Thanks.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can usually get enough cooling boost by simply propping up the rear of the laptop a couple of inches higher than the front, and that initiates convective cooling, drawing air from the front to back.

    That's how laptop coolers work for the most part, their cooling fans aren't really that effective because they try to be quiet, and even at highest speed won't make much of an impact on most laptops.

    There are some laptops that will benefit from the added fan action, but you'll want to ask in the GT62 owners thread, maybe even search there for previous answers about this question:

    The Official MSI GT62VR Owners and Discussions Lounge
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-gt62vr-owners-and-discussions-lounge.793857/

    For most of the higher end laptops I have used you really have to get high pressure fans to get past the static back pressure designed into the laptop cooling system, or take the bottom off of the laptop :)

    I usually tilt the laptop at an even higher angle, sitting the display up high - I don't use the built in keyboard, I use a wired / wireless keyboard / mouse / trackpad so the keyboard angle isn't important to me.

    Cooler Master NotePal ErgoStand III - Premium Ergonomic Laptop Cooling Stand with Large 230mm Silent Fan, 4-Port USB Hub, and 6 Height Settings
    https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste...7&sr=8-1&keywords=cooler+master+ergostand+iii
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    That almost vertical position has increased cooling performance for some laptops as well :)
     
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    SF 19

    when i had it it lowered my temps 20c not exagerating
     
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    What make and model laptop?

    That Cooler Master SF19 hasn't been made for a long time, and when it was out I used to see it mentioned all the time on how magic it was, but I think it's BS. :)

    The only sellers for it now want $175-$330, and no cooler stand is worth those prices.
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=electronics&field-keywords=cooler+master+SF+19

    20C is so outrageously outrageous a claim, you are going to have to post a bunch of proof of that before I accept it :)

    The bottom panel of most laptops are vented and designed specifically for the air flow from the internal fan's, they aren't designed to allow hugely larger volumes of air to be pushed through the laptop from the bottom.

    You'd need to pull off the bottom of the laptop to get that much better air flow to reduce temps by 20c, and the fan noise would be outrageous too.

    It's just not possible under normal use to expect that kind of temperature drop from a laptop cooler, that's how expectations are unreasonably raised, and then everyone ends up being disappointed.
     
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    I would like to grab a good one off amazon or newegg. please take it easy on me. no outdated models or modded items or highly customized DIY coolers. Thanks a bunch.
     
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    First... You ask for cooling pad who can lower the temp and same time has minimal noise. Forget it.
    Second... If a Mod notebook cooler ain’t a option. Rather save your money and instead use <free> (Coke) bottle caps.
     
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    I simply use a stand like steklo x stand or amazon basics ventilated stand to reduce 10C temps w/o any fan running.
     
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    I have the U2 and U3 plus, both I use mostly as a stand to lift the laptop for better airflow, their fans don´t do much, and certainly are louder than the laptop fans. I do have an old CM storm I used to use on an Asus I had, and it certainly moves a lot of air....but never saw a huge temp drop as some claim....and certainly very loud.
     
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    Thanks gents. So correct me if I'm wrong, if i dont plan on modding a U3, then I am better off not ordering one and just get a lifting stand?
     
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