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dudebrino
Paper Tape
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-02-2019
Location: US
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Are cooling pads useless?

Got a Y510p that's already on a stand essentially "floating" since neither the back nor the side fan are covered thus allowing free flow of air, would adding a cooling pad make any difference?

 

Or I should instead use a puller fan? here's one for example

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Registered: ‎12-30-2017
Location: PL
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Re: Are cooling pads useless?

I was and am using cooling pads for aroud 5 years. And yes, they make the difference. However, any cooling pad will not do. You need to look for one with a single, large fan.

 

Also you have to remember to replace thermal paste around every two years and clean the vents (e.g. using compressed air) every three or four months. Without it even best cooling pad will not help much.

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dudebrino
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Re: Are cooling pads useless?

Done the pasting with good quality ceramic type, and clean the fan and the cooler fins regularly

 

As for the pad, how big does the fan have to be?

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Re: Are cooling pads useless?

Currently I'm using SilentiumPC Glacier NC400. Diameter of fan have 200mm.

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