Acer :: Cooling Laptop
Well my wife and I picked up an Acer 6920G. So far we like it. She wants to use it sometimes at night in bed to play WoW so I was looking for a good cooling pad for it. So what are some good ones out there?
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Everything was well at first, but in the past few weeks my comp has started running really hot again.
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( the photo was actually incorrect, as i found it was from when i was testing overclocking setups )
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temps artic cooling.jpg
( wut? them CPUs are the only ones feelin it :P )
now the air that goes out of the vent is really hot, this did not happen with the stock dell cooling paste.
i just applied it, so should take 200 hours to take full effect
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Dell :: Other Ways Of Cooling An M1330 Apart From The Copper Mod?
What other things can i do to prevent overheating? I can't do the copper mod as it will be under warranty.
Depending on temps when i get it i will probably change the thermal paste with some arctic silver. I'll also undervolt the cpu and the gpu but will this be enough? I'm also looking at a cooling platform and i have a griffin stand which will get some air underneath it. Depends how hot it gets under load but are there any other tweaks i can perform or mods to improve cooling that wouldn't void the warranty?
Dell :: Latitude D630 Need A Cooling Mat/pad?
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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 Custom Cooling
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Dell :: E1705 / Nvidia 7 Series / Upgrade / Cooling
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