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Old 20th March 2011, 08:58   #2934
rockouthippie
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I think these are worth getting if you use your laptop for a desktop sometimes. If you are just browsing and checking email...np... but.... making DVD's... playing hefty games... video encoding.... it can get a laptop roasting. If it ever shuts down on you for heat, you really screwed the pooch. It's hard on parts.

Laptops are almost always a compromise between fans and power consumption.... so that's something you have to consider when you expect them to stay cold.

Oh, and never, ever leave one on a fabric surface like a couch or bed.....it can block the cooling vents.... it was something I didn't think of until I did it.... abrupt thermal wool blanket shutdown It came back after it cooled off for 10 minutes, but that can't be a good thing.
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