A question about laptop cooling pads

Francis Fabian

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I recently bought a cheap laptop cooling pad, probably around 5 bucks, which I will be using for my HP Pavilion laptop. I really find the need to buy one because my laptop goes to a point where the casing is very hard to touch. I already tried a lot of tweaks and troubleshooting to address the issue, which led me to buying this cooling pad. I usually would play Fortnite on it, but then after a few minutes, there were lots of lag spikes. I've done research and found out that this was due to thermal throttling, so I tried undervolting (the first couple of attempts led me to BSOD) but I've already found the perfect configuration for me. It helped significantly, probably a 5 degrees deduction in temp (from 91°C to 87°C). However, the game still goes on with the lag spikes and FPS drops. Is there anything I can do to minimize the number of lag and FPS drops in game? I also don't want to damage the internal parts due to high temps. I also wondered if which would be bettee, the cooling pad pushing air from outside to the insides of the laptop (which it normally does), or to convert it so that it would suck air from the insides of the laptop to the outside (act like a secondary external fan)?
 

dudeman509

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Sounds like the laptop is in need of new thermal paste. Or it's just a poor cooling solution, but my HPs have usually had pretty decent coolers.

Blowing cool air at the laptop will help more.
 

dudeman509

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Sounds like the laptop is in need of new thermal paste. Or it's just a poor cooling solution, but my HPs have usually had pretty decent coolers.

Blowing cool air at the laptop will help more.
 
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