In today’s post, we will explore when to use a laptop cooling pad. We will also discuss how a laptop can become too hot and what the consequences of not using a cooling pad are. Lastly, we will go over some tips for buying a cooling pad that is right for you!
Let’s talk about why laptops run so hot in the first place. In order to keep up with our ever-growing technology demands, computers have been getting smaller and more powerful. This means they need less space inside your computer case which results in less air flow around all those components making them hotter than before resulting in an increase of heat production from these components as well as higher operating temperatures within the CPU and
Why cooling pad?
every notebook has its own optimal temperature range:
If your laptop is sitting at around 50 degrees and above (color orange and above) then it may be burning up! Not only that but the metal on the bottom of laptops can get as hot as 110F or even 130F!
The pad will just blow a lot of air (and dust) inside your laptop, causing some sensors inside thinking they are cool and can carry on stressing the computer.
If a laptop is overheating, then it means there’s something wrong with its cooling system. Placing your laptop on a cooling pad will fix this problem temporarily and may cause problems in the near future.
While a laptop cooling pad won’t necessarily increase your FPS or shorten your render times, what it should do pretty effectively is push back the amount of time it takes for your laptop to begin thermal throttling, even indefinitely if your laptop already has great cooling and is well-designed.
Most laptops use bottom vents as intake rather than exhaust.
With these laptops, a cooling pad like this will be the ideal choice over a passive pad due to improving the existing airflow.
However, if the laptop exhausts from the bottom, the fans will actually be working against good airflow.
In this case, you’ll definitely be better suited with the passive option.
If any of these components are running hot for long periods of time it can cause some serious damage. So what should you do?
There are many cooling pads on the market that solve this problem by placing your laptop on top of a small fan that blows air underneath your device to help dissipate heat. Another solution is to get an external USB powered fan to blow cool air across your CPU/GPU while it’s off warming itself up!
We have put together a list of some great cooling pads based on customer reviews which can be found here . Also, make sure you know when not to use a cooling pad even though there is no point in having one if you aren’t going to use it! Please leave any comments or suggestions in the comment section down below.
As long as your exhaust is on the side or back and not the bottom, you can pretty much take your pick of a cooling pad.
A passive cooling pad will be the cheapest and also quietest since it doesn’t have any moving fans. They also tend to double as adjustable laptop stands, making them ideal for desk use.