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nekoru

Need help! Trying to get a cooling pad!

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i would aim for trying to save up for getting a new computer but as i see it, that's not gonna happen anytime soon. I'm tired of this thing overheating and it's killing my inspiration to draw because it's constantly shutting off at bad times from being hot. can any of you help me out? My goal is around $30 for one that won't die out quick and anything is appreciated. My prices are on my page and pm me if you're interested
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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
 
ruink
5 years, 9 months ago
good luck
nekoru
5 years, 9 months ago
thanks
Chaosfox
5 years, 9 months ago
Cooling pad? like for a laptop?

They are pretty cheap off ebay, 30 bucks seems a bit much.
nekoru
5 years, 9 months ago
the thing is i always get the ones for like $7 and so forth and they stop working fairly soon so i wanted to try and get a better one but those are around $20 and so forth
whitepawrolls
5 years, 9 months ago
Ever tried cleaning out the laptops fans to get the dust out? That's one of the major causes of laptop heat. Get you one of those cans of compressed air from walmart (in the electronics section) and with the little tube blow threw the fans exhaust port. That way any dust coming out will not be forced deeper into the cooling system. Can't count how many times I work on someones laptop and had to unclog the fans cause people don't know to clean them properly :p

nekoru
5 years, 9 months ago
i can try that too if i have enough. thanks!
rautamiekka
5 years, 9 months ago
Well, as far as I see it, you can go the cheapest as long as you hit or are close to 30CFM, cubic feet per minute, airflow from the unit. I had an unit which was made of black plastic and had some kind of metal topping, but the whole thing was made so badly it went into pieces later.

But I think you better watch the thing isn't made of cheap plastic cuz it'll just break down under the computer. If you know what's cheap shit, you'll know when you have to skip that one.

I've not tried but I'm quite sure having only 1 fan in the thing's center isn't gonna help a shit, maybe different story if the CFM is even higher than 30, like 45+, so I choose unit which has 2 or more fans and they're located on the top of the unit if you place the thing upwards on table.
nekoru
5 years, 9 months ago
yeah i've had a lot of cheap ones which is why i was aiming for a better one this time. thanks for the info tough and i know not to get the ones with one fan, i usually get two or more on there but as you said, bad plastic framing
Luminaessence
5 years, 8 months ago
Just out of curiosity, how much do you need to save up so you can get a new computer?
nekoru
5 years, 8 months ago
i'm not sure but it'd be alot owo;; i'd love to get a new computer but i'd really have to save up for that one
Luminaessence
5 years, 8 months ago
It never hurts to look to get an idea of what you want and start saving up before your computer completely fries or becomes tooobsolete for your art programs.
nekoru
5 years, 8 months ago
lol i kinda don't know what to look for in a computer because the notebook i'm using now was a gift and i didn't know what i was supposed to be looking for then either. i'm not too good with stuff like that so for now i have to figure out what i actually need in a computer for it to be good at art programs and games and such
Luminaessence
5 years, 8 months ago
Just go to a few different places that sell computers so you can generally get the gist of it.  You probably want something with more RAM so it can process you strokes and be able to take latest games.  A high end graphics card would probably be a plus too.  I don't know how much memory you use on the computer, so unless you have a portable memory device, you may need one with more memory.  Apple products run on the expensive side, and if you are already used to using Windows, I would suggest another brand.  I have a Toshiba myself and love it to pieces, but mine is a bit outdated and is more of a general computer.  Asus are supposed to be one of the best for games.  Sony computers run on the expensive side.  Never played with a HP but they are supposed to be really decent as well.  The lower end computers will fall in the $300 to $450 range, while othe  depending on the brand, flashy features, and power; they will fall in the $475 to $1000 range.  Generally the second and third level of computers, with the second level falling off around $850.  Flashy features include a larger screen(which, depending on your eyesight you might need), blu-ray player, webcam, touchscreen, flippy monitor,and a light up keyboard(I highly doubt you type a lot, or in the dark for that matter).    Now this is just about laptops, I know nothing of desktops, but unless you have the actual hardware built in your monitor, you will have to purchase a monitor as well.  And I don't know of the programs you use, but it is possible you have to rebuy them if your original installation programs don't contain more than one use.

Just remember some workers will try to push you to a certain product, so that's why it is dire you get multiple opinions from different stores.  Also, places carry different products and different price ranges.  Best Buy probably has the best selection, but they are normally very busy and may try to hurry you if you ask questions.  Office stores have a smaller selection., but they tend to have more time to tend to you and have computers that run more on the professional side.  Take down plenty of notes, and write down all the computers you are interested in and do more research at home such as reading reviews and performance ratings.

Good luck and sorry for the wall of text.
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