Thoughts on new laptop cooling pad

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  1. stashandariston

    stashandariston Newbie

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    Hey everyone, I am looking for an affordable laptop cooling pad. Came across this one in Amazon which was the ECOLA Ultra Slim Laptop Cooling Pad Chill Mat.

    Wanted to get some reviews from anybody that has purchased this item. From the reviews on Amazon so far have been great though. Any thoughts? I was given a promo code as well if anybody is interested : AFETAF4P
     
  2. ancientdrake

    ancientdrake Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'd say it depends on what openings you got available at the bottom of your laptop, you could try it out and post the results?
     
  3. XiCynx

    XiCynx Notebook Guru

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    @stashandariston Can you take a picture of the bottom of your laptops and let us see what the vents look like? This will ultimately narrow down your selection based on where air can get into the laptop to cool it.
     
  4. avalance

    avalance Notebook Consultant

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    Hi,


    + make sure it has a Potentiometer (so that you can choose the fanspeed)
    + make sure it comes with USB3 hub (then you can use it as docking station)
    + make sure you can adjust the height of the thing
    + make sure to have less large fans than more small fans (which generates more noise)

    My vote goes out for Coolermaster Ergostand 3 and stuff like that.
     
  5. kosti

    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    I say go for it if it is cheap in price. IMO, even the most expensive stock cooler is not very effective in actually dropping temps by more than 2-3C at best.

    Now if you decide to mod a cooler (like a Coolermaster U2/U3) with 12V fans while modding your bottom tray to allow air to enter and cool the heatsinks, that's a different story.
     
  6. MadHater

    MadHater Notebook Deity

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    Yup, my experience is the same. I own a business ProBook with a dedicated GPU and use it for both job and gaming. It heats like hell and I thought that the cooling pad would help mitigate the problem. All I got is an overpriced CM Notepal and a handy stand for my low - height desk.
     
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    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    Unfortunately some "reviews" out there claim drops as much as 10C (not that particular cooler, just some general "reviews" I've read in the past), and worse yet some people believe these claims.

    Just to put things in perspective, I was able to actually get a drop of 10C from a cooler but that particular cooler was a Notepal U3 with three 12V EK Vardar fans running at 2200rpm and with the bottom tray from my laptop completely cut out to allow air to hit the heatsinks directly. With the bottom tray unmodified, even that modded cooler's cooling effect was minuscule, unless I was concerned about keeping the plastic bottom tray cool :D.
     
  8. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    Works better in thin models with all metal bodies, those can usually dump heat through the case if there's enough airflow under there. but definitely agreed on plastic ones.
     
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    ronferri Notebook Evangelist

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    For an MSI GT62VR gaming laptop, would a stock unmodded coolermater U3 lower the temps? Or is it only good if i mod it with 12V fans?
     
  10. asm1

    asm1 Notebook Consultant

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    Should be fine, I use Aukey Laptop cooler with my GE62 and it definitely lowers temps and helps with airflow. Being able to tilt the laptop helps as well, it is not sitting completely flat.

    Not a Coolermaster U3 but it was bought to help heat issues with my previous laptop which it did fine. Didn't want to spend money, was a "suck it and see" purchase. I also "repasted" the CPU and GPU which helped some more, the thermal paste was pretty poor. I have not repasted my MSI yet, but that is on my 'to do list'
     
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