Help cooling down a Dell Precision M4600?

sebasura

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Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4600 and I run almost at full load for long periods of time (running 4 Virtual Machines and some other stuff) and the CPU temperature goes up to around 88ºC (avg is like 83-85ºC). I need a way to cool down my laptop. I already have it inclinated so the fans underneath can make air flow, and the vents are on the back (like in a tower PSU) so the air flows in that direction.

I've read someone who said that cooling pads span your fans lifetime (idk why, he didn't tell), is that true? 'cause I was thinking of buying this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Fan-Laptop-Notebook-USB-Cooling-Cooler-Pad-Stand-Adjustable-High-Performance-/121612522240?hash=item1c50abd300 (even if I don't turn it on, it has little holes where my laptop's fans are so I can use it just as a stand).

Then I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Laptop-Air-Cooler-Ventilation-Radiator-Mute-Exhauster-LCD-Display-Cooling-/321831513888?hash=item4aeea72f20
But I'm not too sure about it... I've watched some videos where they say this cool down laptops for around 5-10ºC. Is that good enough? is it better than cooling pads?

So my laptop would look like this with that vacuum thing: http://sketchtoy.com/65827735
The problem is that the vacuum will block the holes for the fan on that side, and idk if that thing makes it up for that or it's worse in my case. I need any help in general, I've always had a PC and never a laptop.

Thanks.
 
Hi sebasura,

I would go for the first cooling fan you posted has more fans in it that would help cool down your laptop faster. Since most of the laptops fans sucks in air to cool down the CPU you'll always need to have fresh air come in to it's air vents. That would surely help you with your overheating problem.
 

sebasura

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Thanks, I was more inclined to buy that one too. I also read in the vacuum kind of thing that it sucked air from the laptop and could make the fans work harder, possribly resulting in fan damage. Is it THAT bad? I mean, could I use the coolpad+vac thingy or it's too much risk?
 
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