Forum discussion tagged with Cooling.
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    Solved! USB port smoke

    Hello. So i'm using a Lenovo Legion Y520 for gaming and i have an attached cooler below it to increase the cooling since i use it for intensive gaming. Yesterday i had an error (Power surge on the USB port) causing my USB ports not working and i had to uninstall/install the drivers, but for some...
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    Solved! Laptop Fans Running Harder than Necessary

    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 with fairly high specs: an i7 CPU, 16 GB RAM, and it runs with a single SSD in the mSATA slot. This is an Ivy Bridge era machine, so it isn't exactly new, but it has been well kept and is clean, physically and software wise with a relatively recent full...
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    Why are there no laptops with open air style coolers?

    Since most graphics cards are using open air coolers, as they prove to be more effective at dissipating heat, why are there no laptops (that I can find) that use this design in cooling? I know this seems like a silly question, but I'm just curious because laptops are getter more...
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    is this gaming pc too good to be true for the price?

    hello, im looking to buy a gaming pc on a budget, and i have never owned a pc before, so im not sure if im being scammed or not, so i was looking around and i found this awesome deal...
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    Solved! Razer Pro 17 4k vs Alienware 17 4k? If they are the same price!

    Ok so people used to make fun of how expensive the Razer Pro 17 was, but the used prices became reasonable. I can get either of these for $1700. Thats a 17 inch 4k display with a GTX1080 for $1700... not bad. So aside from price, which would perform better for productivity work? I heard some...
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    Solved! Are these fine to allow the Laptop to comfortably last for another two years?

    Hey guys :) Need some input here. You see, ideally, I want this laptop to last till December 2020, or even till after that to have as a nice backup. Ok so, I have the Dell Inspiron 7559 (i7 6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 960M and 1 TB HDD). My ambient room temperature is usually between 25-30 degrees...
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    Should I get a laptop cooler that brings in cold air or pushes out hot air?

    I want to get some sort of cooling for my laptop, but should I get a cooler that Blows Cold Air In or Sucks Hot Air Out. I just wanted to know which is best for decent cooling. Thanks in advance.
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    Solved! Laptop kills 2 internal coolers

    Hello guys. Basicly i was playing league on my hp g5 250 laptop that i bought new 18 months ago when it shut down. Prior to that i had no overheating issues as my fps didnt drop in game. When i turned it back on it gave me 9b fan error meaning that internal cooler in it died. I went and replaced...
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    Would this be VR Ready?

    Would this build be VR ready / can anyone tell if there are any bottlenecks or incompatibility's please? CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard RAM: Corsair -...
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    Solved! To buy or not to buy laptop cooler for ASUS FX503VD

    Please help. I have an ASUS FX503VD and I'm really confused if I'm going to buy a cooling pad for it. I'm playing fallout 3 at max settings with temps 74 degs Celsius max at both gpu and cpu. This is while overboost fan mode is on. Please help me decide.
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    Solved! A gaming laptop around 1000 € with a good ips display and reliable cooling system

    Hello everyone, for quite some time I've been browsing around to choose a laptop but I just can't find the combo I'm looking for at this price tag. I need three things. A good matte IPS panel (not 4k) with a decent color accuracy (highly preferably a 17 inch model), a fairly well built body...
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    Solved! Not detecting CPU or GPU in BIOS/UEFI and no Fan RPM detected

    Hello, I am having an issue with my computer not detecting my CPU or GPU fans, whenever the fans ramp up my computer starts to make this obnoxiously loud beeping sound, then when the fans stop the beeping stops. And I know it's not an overheating issue, the CPU doesn't get above 70C on load and...
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    Increase cooling pad fan speed using boost converter

    I want to improve the cooling pad fan speed connected to my laptop usb port. Can I do it by using a voltage boost converter like this?
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    Help with PC case fans and cooling?

    Hello everyone, I need some help here. I bought a budget micro PC case for gaming and struggle with high GPU temperatures. My GTX 1080 runs at 82 C on full load side cover closed and with the side cover opened it drops to 72C (big deal for me personally as the fans are not as crazy loud either)...
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    Sony Viao fan noisy

    I have a Sony Viao, with a messed up fan. This started about a year ago, but never caused me to many problems so I never fixed it. It would just occasionally rev up and operate really loudly for a minute or two, but then stop and I could use the laptop. For the past week it would rev up and...
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    Lenovo 310-15ABR Not Powering After Monitor Swap

    Model: Lenovo 310-15ABR Symptoms: -No display on laptop monitor or external monitor. -No response from CPU fan when powered on. -HDD is getting power and spinning when powered on. -DVD Drive is getting power and opening when powered on. -Light is on when plugged into AC Power. The light is...
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    Dell Inspirion 7577 - Where to cut new vent holes for cooling?

    My laptop, the Dell Inspirion 7577 i5 with the Nvidia 1060 MaxQ gets super hot on the top right above the function keys. It is hotter on the right side than the left. I was wondering if there was any place in the body that anyone could recommend adding (cutting) additional vents into it to...
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    Cooling pad for a latop

    Hi guys, I was looking for some help with a cooling pad, I have an ASUS zenbook, specifically this one ( The fan/ where the hot air goes out from is the top (right below the screen, the area where the screen display connects to the lower...
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    Best cooling pad under 70 euros

    I have been looking on the internet for the best cooling pad, by best I mean the most efficient but they were nearly the same but people said that they didn't have a good cooling. So I have an Asus n580vd-dm160t and I would like to know what is the best cooling pad. Thank you.
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    Msi Ge62 2QD Apache, One of the fans not working

    Hello there. So I'm not sure why one of my fans are not working. My BIOS has been reset, but if it is from the bios, there is no fan option in it. The Fan #2 doesn't work(0 RPM) when the laptop's fan mode is not on turbo mode, but if I turn on the turbo mode, it works but doesn't work as fast as...
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    Laptop shut off after plugging in Cool Master cooling pad

    Hi I was wondering if anybody knew why my new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 shut off after plugging in my Cool Master notepal x-slim II. After it suddenly shut off I wasn't able to turn my laptop back on for about 5 minutes. I have used this cooling pad on my laptop before with no issues. I tested to...
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    Asus K501U i5 has a fan missing?

    My girlfriend bought a brand new ASUS K501U from Currys PC world ~2 years ago. Just opened the back up today to clean out the fan/ heatsink as id noticed it was getting rather hot (>80 degrees on gpu) and found that it has only 1 fan, the videos I was watching showed the same laptop but with 2...
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    How to cool a laptop without bottom vents?

    Basically, I have the HP Notebook 15 (i7), which is a great laptop. However, it usually overheats while gaming for some hours. I thought of buying a cooling pad, but I found out my laptop doesn't have bottom vents, so the cooling pad will basically just blow air into the hot plastic bottom...
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    What can I use to cover my notebook metal surface (the metal reflex is annoying me )

    I have light sensitivity and the light reflex is annoying me. Does anyone have any suggestion? Silicone pad is very expensive in my country... I want something that doesnt block the heat... Now I am using some slim socks but I want to change that.... thx in advance...
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    Cooling problem Toshiba C55 - B5270, laptop without cooling fan

    It was working normally. I had issue with the laptop casing, which was a little low sturdy and some of its screws pulled up the embedded nuts out of the box. These nuts were near the screen hinges. I had to cut a disfigured tin connector to fix those nuts back in socket with instant paste so as...
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    Need help to attach 3 pin cooling fan to small external battery

    I recently bought 2 cooling fans (Maglev Cooling Fan, 40mm by 40mm by 28mm with 3 Pin 3 Wire Connector 12V DC, 2.8 W, 9200RPM, 17CFM). I am actually not planning to hook them up to my machine but use them for another project. I am trying to hook them up to an external (small) battery source but...
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    To repaste or not?

    I have never repasted a laptop before and wanted to ask the community if a repaste would help my thermals, according to the pictures attached (this is the factory paste job). Repaste or am I fine?
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    Question about thermal performance

    I have been taking some thermal measurements for my new Razer Blade 15 and am curious what other owners have been experiencing. Basically, I'm looking to see whether what I'm seeing with my Blade is normal or if it's running unusually hot. All temperatures are in Celsius. All tests were run...
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    Laptop Fan Noise w/o visible problem

    Hello there, I have an old Dell Precision M4500 which works great except that the fan has started to rattle. Now i removed the fan from the cooler unit and to my eyes it doesn't seem like there is a problem with the fan, it doesn't make any sound by itself when I spin it. Now when i put it back...
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    Will the heat and the cold coming from the vent in the car damage a smart phone when using a vent mount?

    My husband recently got an LG smartphone. We bought a vent mount for it but he's wary about using it when the AC or heat are going. Is it safe for the phone to have those temps blowing on it? the design of our dashboard makes it hard to find a dash mount that will work.
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    vostro 1510 stopping out of the blue

    Hi all, my dell Vostro 1510 suddenly stops and only after rebooting I get it back working. This seems to be happening when the laptop gets warm when the left side where the cooling fan is situated really gets hot. I tried using an extra cooling table under the laptop but to no avail, also...
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    Laptop Cpu reach +98 degrees Celsius when doing some light gaming

    i tried everything such as put the cooling fan,change the thermal paste,clean the heatsink but there is no improvement in cooling the laptop still going to 98 degrees celcius. sometime the FPS drops from 60fps to 20fps what should i do. Laptop spec Intel Core i7...
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    Best Laptop Cooling Pad

    I have a feeling that my laptop is over heating and I'd like to buy a laptop cooling pad but i dont know which one is the best and which one is worth the money. My laptop is: My CPU temperature is almost always about 70C My GPU temperature is...
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    How To Fix A Noisy Fan On IBM Thinkpad

    A noisy fan can be caused by either the fan being clogged up with dirt and debris or that the fan’s bearing may be giving out or that the blade within fans housing has broken and/or brushing up against the housing. This tutorial will show you how to fix a noisy fan on your IBM Thinkpad. 1...
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    How To Replace Thermal Grease In Lenovo Thinkpad

    Like a well-oiled machine, if you maintain the laptop performing regular maintenance runs the laptop can see its useful lifespan increased as well as being a crucial hardware during a mission critical event. This tutorial will show you to replace the thermal grease in your Lenovo Thinkpad. 1...
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    should i water cool my cpu for vr?

    I am going to get a htc vive and i am afraid that my cpu is going to get too hot because i don't have a very strong cpu cooler and i have a cpu that tends to run a little hot, let me know if you think i should get a cpu cooler and if i should upgrade anything else. i have 5X140mm fans but i...
  37. Lutfij

    How To Enhance Gaming Efficiency On Your Laptop

    With latest breakthroughs in lithography and performance numbers packed into a small die, it’s not unusual to come across a laptop that might seem like an ultrabook but in essence it’s capable of delivering some good visuals when gaming. This tutorial will show you how to improve your gaming...
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    Laptop Cooling Pad Smells like Plastic

    Ever since I got my laptop cooling pad it has had a weird plastic smell that would be noticed if it was on or off. Any ideas to help potentially get rid of the odor?
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    ASUS FX502VML - fans keep turning full power then suddenly off

    Hi guys, I got my computer back in December 2016 and by far everything was quite OK, although three months ago it has been serviced for a faulty keyboard backspace and also throttling for no reason. The issue that I mentioned in the title I noticed exactly 2 weeks back - Saturday 7th of April...
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    Laptop shuts down after 3 seconds

    My laptop shuts down immediately after like 3 secs, leds work, fan not working even replaced fan but results still the same Laptops about 5 years
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    Solved! Acer Aspire E15 e571g-575y: Fan runs constantly

    Hi everybody, a relative ask me if I could help with the following: They spilled tea on the mouse area of an Acer Aspire E15 e571g-575y. We took the battery out and left it to dry for three whole days before trying to power it on again. I also immediately checked wether there was any visible...
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    Really High temps (GPU+CPU) for a Metabox N150RD

    Spec: CPU: i7 6700hq 2.60Ghz GPU: gtx960m 2gb Storage: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250gb and Hitachi 1tb HDD Ram: 16gb DDR3 Alright so this laptop is pretty old estimated 2-3 years but recently I have noticed that the temperatures have been higher than I would like it to be. While idle it is...
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    usb to ac that can handle external cooling demands

    I am using an Opolar LC05 Laptop Cooler with Vacuum Fan and Kootek Laptop Cooling Pad to keep my laptop cool enough for CPU intensive work that would otherwise overheat my laptop. They do this admirably, but they take a lot of power to operate. I already learned the hard way that I cannot plug...
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    Can I swap out the GPU and/or the CPU in the alienware 15?

    So I am thinking of getting the alienware 15( over the helios 300 because someone told me that I can swap out the GPU and the CPU in that model (and it is supposed to have a lot better cooling) Could...
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    Liquid metal for cooling laptop? (Dell E6420)

    Okay so i have a Dell E6420 with i7 2720qm and quadro 4200m this laptop is a great performer it just gets too hot. No mods it would hit 102c with fresh thermal paste and throttle i first cut a hole the size of the fan into the bottom of the case and put mesh in it. THAT HELPED A LOT. cpu...
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    Cooling pad blowing air in

    I am confused. when a cooling pad blows air in doesn't it effect the hot air that is being blown out. Doesn't the hot air get pushed back inside?
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    Asus X751LAV CPU Cooling Fan Not Working

    My laptop's CPU cooling fan has stopped working. I am worried there are other issues besides just the fan at this point. If I'm looking at repairing more than the fan, I would rather just buy a desktop... As a note, while it was on it had 100% memory and 100% disc space being used. The CPU...
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    Solved! My lap fan makes noise time to time

    Hello! I'm having an issue with noise pollution,
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    Which of these laptops is better?

    I am failing to see a huge difference between these two laptops A: B...
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    Which Laptop to choose from the links below

    Heyho :) Which machine would be the best to buy? Like, build quality/cooling and whatever reasons you'll find to buy it :) I'll list from cheap-to expensive with comments * Cheap, 17", some articles say it gets pretty hot * overall it seems to be okay * or make the jump for.. * but would...
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    Solved! GTX 850m is not cooling

    Hello I have Acer aspire V3-772g with gtx 850m. I have it for about 4 years. Recently I discovered that GTA V has become quite laggy and as a result I cleaned my Pc's fan and changed thermal paste and pads. Also I upgraded from win 8.1 to win 10, for no good reason apparently. THE PROBLEM: gpu...
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    Exhaust Vent : ok if located at bottom of laptop?

    Hi, I hope you are well. We are considering buying an Asus Vivobook Pro N580D-DB74T (15.6 inch screen). The youtube video below shows the bottom of the laptop (pause at 0:56). Note that the youtube video seems not exactly the same as the model line I gave you, but I will accept this...
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    Solved! How to get my laptop to idle and run at lowest possible temperatures.

    I have a laptop that is from 2013. I'm still planning on using it until better July and September when i plan to upgrade. I took it in to get it cleaned out back in December and ever since then it's idling at between 42 and 45 Celsius when before that it was idling between 37 and 40. So I...
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    recommend laptop cooling?

    can someone choose me best cooler from amazon? because i dont know which better, my laptop is asus rog gl503
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    How many fans does a HP Pavilion g7 have

    |I just want ro know how many cooling fans my laptop has?
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    Cpu throttling on laptop even after replacing thermal paste and using a cooling pad (ASUS R556uqk)

    My specs: ASUS R556uqk i5 7th gen 2.5GHz 8GB RAM Nvidia 940mx windows 10 I have been getting cpu throttling for about 2 months now. Earlier it was just for gaming but now even watching a video on youtube causes system to get laggy every 15 minutes. Cleaning and changing thermal paste had almost...
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    Loud laptop fan noise

    Hi, I have recently brought a new laptop, Dell 7567 (15 Gaming) and fans get really loud when playing games like fortnite (1080p and low settings). Specs: I5 7300HQ, 8gb, GTX1050 4GB. I have read a lot articles about that and I tried: 1. Changing settings about fan in bios... No such setting in...
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    Cooling Pad Suggestion

    Anyone has a suggestion on cooling pads for my OMEN by HP Laptop 15-ce0xx? Need the rather cheap ones if possible (below $20). Thanks in advance
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    Looking for a cooling device

    I have an Asus gaming laptop with an i7-7700 Intel processor and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. I play overwatch a lot, and it says that the temperature of the cpu is around 73, on medium settings with around 70 FPS. Should I invest in some sort of cooling device? If so, what? I was...