duskw4lker Posted February 7, 2022 Share Posted February 7, 2022 Starting this topic to discuss their effectiveness and or review laptop cooling bases/blowers/extractors/etc. Some claim that these products are snake oil, others swear that these devices shaved off a couple of degrees, while others acknowledge that they might help a little but mostly you get the false impression of lower temps because the fans blow directly over the temperature sensors on your laptop mobo. what do you think, do they work? I'll start with the one I've been using since 2019 Coolermaster Ergostand III To be completely honest I noticed that it helps lower the max temps on my Omen 15 2019 by around 2-4 degrees, but still under certain conditions, like playing Cyberbug 2077 which squeezes as much CPU and GPU power, there was no real difference between having it on or off. The laptop would melt anyway. The good: The front plate can be removed, that allows to easily clean any dust that gets in the mesh The mesh itself catches quite a lot of dust, the bigger dust bunnies, the only thing that passes through is that kind of really fine dust that sticks like a coating - just yesterday was cleaning the fans of my laptop and noticed only this kind of sticky grime and nothing else clogging the fans or exhausts The 6 positions allow me to have the screen of my laptop comfortably in front of my eyes The bad: The little PCB that controls the fan speed died after a year and a half of use, first the white LED started flickering, then the speed knob, in the end I had to bypass it all and connect the cooler directly (it has a dedicated 5v USB port for the fan, besides the USB hub for data and energy) to an external charger. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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