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 Post subject: Balanced Notebook Cooler?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:41 pm 
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Hey everybody, got a question. Just got myself a nice T60, and was wondering of a good notebook cooler for it. Currently I am using the Targus ChillHub and before that I had an Antec Notebook Cooler (not the S). The Notebook Cooler did not work well for me because the feet for my T60 are not very big, and therefore the fans were suffocating because of the lack of clearance. The ChillHub is okay for now, but I can hear some faint clicking. It moves about the same amount of air as the Antec Notebook Cooler. One interesting thing is that the ChillHub uses regular bladed fans whereas the Antec uses centrifugal fans.

I have been looking around, and spotted the Zalman notebook cooler. Does anyone have one, and can give me their opinion of it in terms of noise? I want one that is very quiet, yet moves a decent amount of air. While I know 'quiet' is a relative term, I hope someone from the SPCR community can help me find one closer to what I want ;)

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 1:16 am 

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I've been thinking of getting a notebook cooler myself in anticipation of another hot summer here in Europe. The Zalman is probably what I'll be getting, though I'll wait with ordering until late June early July when things start heating up here. ... AND-ZALMAN

It looks great and seems to do a good job at cooling while being relatively quiet. Given that I have a white laptop, I will not be getting the black one :wink:

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 Post subject: Zalman really works well, and pretty quiet.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:20 pm 

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I have that Zalman cooler, and I like it. I have a Dell laptop that is too noisy. The Dell would warm up enough to cycle the fan on and off, even when idle.
I have the Zalman cooler fan speed set to minimum, or just a hair above minimum, and I can't hear it above other office background noise. I also used some foam weather-stripping around the edge of the cooler to make sure all the airflow is forced up through the notebook, rather than escaping around the edges. This keeps the notebook noticably cooler, and the Dell fan doesn't ever kick on at all in my usage (medium use, no gaming). Even the palmrest is quite a bit cooler when using the Zalman.

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