What is the best cooling pad for a 15.6 gaming laptop?

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  1. sucker4pa1n

    sucker4pa1n Notebook Enthusiast

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    ^^^ that's a valid point. I'd imagine manufacturers design their stuff to work on a table. The whole reason I have the one I mentioned is because I use it on my lap. If it can't work right when sitting on a flat surface where the feet can keep the intake open that's either a manufacturing issue or a design flaw.

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  2. Support.2@XOTIC PC

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    Most laptops seem to be relying more on "Side Vents" for their notebooks now so not to block the airflow with laps, tables, beds etc. Still, any touching surface will be transferred heat, so just keeping it a little lifted from a surface should help. If a notebook has D-panel/bottom side vents, then a fan to set the notebook on would be recommended.
     
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  3. Mark Haughey

    Mark Haughey Newbie

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    I chose the Cooler Master X3 for my 17.3" MSI GS75 Stealth. The fan is silent even while it's set to max RPM and the materials aren't going to scratch the underside of my laptop. There is a wide variety between different laptop manufacturers and their included hardware and some do require additional cooling due to overheating such as the 6-core i9 versions of Mac Book Pro or Alienware m15/m17. However, even with proper internal cooling, having the additional cooling pad will still provide benefit to the hardware inside the device. By keeping thermals lower the cooling pad will prolong the life of the internal hardware so at the very least you're investing to extend the life of your laptop. I look at people without cases on their $1000+ phones the same as people running a workstation setup without a cooling pad. It's an obvious choice to protect what's important to us, especially if you can do it properly for under $40 USD.
     
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    Sig. Duck Notebook Enthusiast

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    to cool down your temps you could try artic mx-4 thermal paste and a cooling pad stand like klim cyclone, they works for me
     
  5. Shark00n

    Shark00n Notebook Deity

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    This is the best solution.

    Cooling pads worsen ergonomics by further raising the laptop. The added fans help a little, at best. But just raising the back of your laptop and clearing the way for the device's own fans to do their job is a way cheaper solution.
    You can use two bottle caps, or whatever you have around. I usually have 2 SNES cartridges in my backpack I use just for that, they're the perfect thickness
     
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    A large rubber eraser works too, and is anti-slip.
     
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  7. MR2JZ

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    I just got the Enhance gaming laptop cooler stand for use with my Maingear Element. It's definitely works, as before on a synthetic stress test the CPU would throttle at 3.25GHz, now with the cooler on max it throttles at 3.45GHz. Not bad for $28. Also I actually prefer the raised ergonomics that this cooling pad exhibits, IMO.
     
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    You know all I do these days is put my wallet under the laptop near the back so it props it up and doesn’t block any vents. Since you always have it on you it gives it another purpose then just spending money. ;)
     
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