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MBP fan platform
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Nov 16, 2006, 09:22 AM
Anyone know of an external cooling device such as a notebook fan platform (w/ or w/o usb hub) that would fit a 15-inch MBP? I am looking for one that doesn't just elevate the computer, but also cools it with a fan. (silver design to match the MBP would be a plus.)

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Nov 16, 2006, 01:42 PM
try new egg and go to laptops and accessories, do a search for laptop coolers, I got this link, dunno if it stays good.

Newegg.com - Search Results for laptop cooler

OK it works, also find Fan Control Pref Pane or smcFanControl and speed up your fans. Default is 1000rpm minimum and a shallow ramp that lets the book's CPU temp to hit 180F. You can boost the minimum fan speed up to 6000rpm with smcFanControl and thet's all it will do, or install Fan Control Pref Pane, it shows up in sys prefs and you can set min speed up to 3500rpm AND change the high and low temp switches.
I use the Pref Pane on my 15"MBP set to 3500rpm min and the lowest setting on the 2 temp sliders. Even when running BOINC and both procs are "balls to the wall" the case stays cool to the touch.

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Nov 16, 2006, 02:20 PM
Zalman have a very cool looking one, and as its Zalman im sure it will be top notch.
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Nov 16, 2006, 02:22 PM
compusa. I use this with my MBP. Runs faily quiet. The hD bay is okay. The card reader is hard to get to with the computer on it. It is a bit pricey.http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...ooler_and_Dock
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Nov 17, 2006, 01:41 AM
thanks to everybody for their replies
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