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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 1:42 PM

LOL @ Chris

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 1:52 PM

Love it!

Mind you, be careful of that beanbag light combo, you'll get terrible reflections off the glossy screen!

mshulver1
mshulver1  3 United Kingdom
8 May 2012 - 5:09 PM

Definitely get one, my laptop overheated and fried the insides, cost me 400 pound to get fix Sad

Sinth
Sinth e2 Member 858 forum postsSinth vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2012 - 8:22 PM

I have this by coolermaster

No laptop is the same and generate heat from wherever the hard drive and graphics card is located. With 2 movable fans this works perfectly.
Monitor your temps with CPUID HWMonitor (free) and you will soon find your "Sweet" spot.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

The only thing which makes a laptop overheat is blocking its cooling vents. You don't need an expensive rest to prevent that, just something solid to rest it on instead of your knee or a cushion.

Hence a 2.00 chopping board works just as well as a (much) more expensive gizmo. Not only that, its slim profile means it will fit into your laptop case too!

elconguero
9 May 2012 - 2:18 PM

@Chris - however, the iKnives won't need re-sharpening every 6months or take 3 minutes to make the first slice of an onion.

...oh no, what have I started?

I'll second the chopping board suggestion - though I have a perspex one that was I got from Ikea years ago. Must have cost me all of a pound I reckon.

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014143 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2012 - 6:58 PM


Quote: The only thing which makes a laptop overheat is blocking its cooling vents

..and possibly leaving it in the wrong position. For ages I couldn't work out why when I picked up my Vaio it was crashing horribly like there was a HDD fault,, but after a couple of restarts it worked fine.
I finally worked out that the problem was caused by leaving it standing on end by the side of the sofa, the heat must have been rising within the case & causing the drive to overheat.

Since I have taken to leaving it flat it works fine.

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