Improvised Cooler for Lappy

  1. SoFine409's Avatar
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    Improvised Cooler for Lappy


    Updating to 1903 and the temps were rising so I whipped up an improvised cooler. HD temps dropped 12 degrees in a just a few minutes.
    Improvised Cooler for Lappy-5f736f35-442c-4b82-b85e-0315f817e7d8.jpeg
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    Isn't That a tad unstable?
    Hitting it the wrong way will send it to the floor.
    Aren't The cooling vents on a Dell on the side?
    Better to have it blow through those and keep you cool at the same time
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Frequently Notebooks will have vent slots on the bottom for intake with the fan exhausting out slots on the edge/s of the case, mine do. The smallest with SSDs may not have the same. The slots on the bottom are the reason one doesn't have them on cloth such as a pillow or blanket which can get sucked up to block the intake.
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  4. SoFine409's Avatar
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    thomaseg1 said:
    Isn't That a tad unstable?
    Hitting it the wrong way will send it to the floor.
    Aren't The cooling vents on a Dell on the side?
    Better to have it blow through those and keep you cool at the same time
    only had 3 cans of soup, but seriously most of the weight was in the back with the larger battery pack. At that point it was running a Macrium image so all I was using was the wireless mouse. Yes the vents are on the side but this dropped the disk temps from 125 to 110 in just a few minutes.
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    Berton said:
    Frequently Notebooks will have vent slots on the bottom for intake with the fan exhausting out slots on the edge/s of the case, mine do. The smallest with SSDs may not have the same. The slots on the bottom are the reason one doesn't have them on cloth such as a pillow or blanket which can get sucked up to block the intake.
    i normally use it with 4 small wood blocks under the feet to give it a little extra air but downloading and installing 1903, doing a dism cleanup and sfc scannow and then a full image backup got the temps up to 125 so I wanted to give it a burst of quick cooling.
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    I also have the same problem. I bought one of the laptop coolers. Works pretty good and helps getting the heat out.
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  7. SoFine409's Avatar
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    storageman said:
    I also have the same problem. I bought one of the laptop coolers. Works pretty good and helps getting the heat out.
    Hi storageman and thanks for the tip. I’ve though about a cooler but the lappy is pretty old and my wife only uses it for occasional presentations, so I decided not to spend the money. Honestly, if it died tomorrow I wouldn’t feel bad.
    I was bored and was really was just goofing around seeing what I could piece together with available junk. Worked pretty well for 0 cost and hopefully I entertained everyone here. Sometimes it’s just fun to think outside the box and be silly.
    Bob
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