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Need a cooler for my Laptop PC!!

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Found 3rd Oct 2008
Hey, i have a Sony Vaio FS415S laptop, that needs a notebook cooler, as it is getting too hot and giving me errors.

Problem is, i have no idea which one to get, and which one is best value for money?

The laptop has a 15.4 inch widescreen, and i understand most are for smaller screens?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I use an Akasa Gemini for my Toshiba notebook and it's brilliant.

I bought mine from Amazon and the link is here:

amazon.co.uk/Aka…8-1

But I'm sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere. :thumbsup:

Also, its available in black or white.

Original Poster

nice one, how big is your laptop? Will mine fit securely on it?

I have no idea how to measure the laptop screen but I've just measured my laptop as its sitting on the cooler and it is 14 inches x 10.75 inches.

Hope that helps :thumbsup:

bigblueballoon;3132655

I have no idea how to measure the laptop screen



between diagonal corners of the viewable area.

14 x 10.5 gives a diagonal of 17.5 inches for the whole laptop so it sounds like you've got a 15.4" screen (it's too small to fit a 17" screen and bezel in).

EndlessWaves;3132763

it sounds like you've got a 15.4" screen



Just measured the screen and you're right!!! :-D

try pcworld i got mine from there and they do 2 sizes 1 for 15 ins and 1 for 17ins laptops

I have an Akasa notebook cooler (AK-NBC-02B powered version)

lambda-tek.com/com…194
eclipsecomputers.com/pro…=50

but after trying the supposed 14"-15" version, I decided to get the 17" version. The smaller one, I found, was not big enough for my Toshiba Satellite 15.4" which had an over-hang of about 1-2 inches. Depending on the rubber feet on the bottom of your laptop, it may not fit correctly and wobble.

My laptop used to crash due to overheating but now it's very stable (and almost cold) and the build quality of the Akasa cooler is the best I found. Very quiet compared to some as well.

17" was £35(ish) in PCWorld 10 months ago, £25(ish) for 14"-15" version. Can highly recommend :thumbsup:

I personally have some reservations on using 3rd party fans to force air through your standard laptop fans/vents.
So have you thought more about where the laptop is being run?

Reducing the temperature of the environment, might be the best way forwards.

How about one of these products from Play.com?

play.com/PC/…tml

play.com/PC/…nre

Worth considering imho.
I'd bet you could get them a little cheaper too if you shop around

H T H

Shima

shimagoza;3163925

I personally have some reservations on using 3rd party fans to force air … I personally have some reservations on using 3rd party fans to force air through your standard laptop fans/vents.Shima



Most laptop coolers, including my Akasa, don't force any air through the laptop at all. They use fans to draw away/dissipate the heat. The aluminium based coolers also don't tend to hold the heat that some of the cheaper plastic ones do.
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