Vantec Lapcool 2 Laptop Cooler
Published: 16th February 2007 | Source: Tekheads | Price: |Test Setup
Toshiba Satellite A30
Pentium 4M 2.8GHz Northwood
2 x 512mb Corsair PC2100SODIMM
After trying a few software monitoring programs on my trusty Toshiba Satellite I was almost stumped in that it couldn't find a thermal diode for the CPU. Undeterred I grabbed a thermal probe and put it right on the heatsink of the laptop.
I measured the temperature like this in the following situations:
Idle: Load up laptop and allow to idle for 30 seconds. Measure every 30seconds for 30minutes
Load: Load Prime95 and start taking recordings after 10minutes of blend stress test for 30minutes.
No LaptopCool 2. I placed the laptop on a glass surface and performed the tests.
Laptop placed on LapCool 2 with no power to the fans. Placed LapCool 2 and Laptop on glass surface as in previous test.
Laptop placed on LapCool 2 with full power to the fans. Again placed LapCool 2 and Laptop on glass surface as in previous test.
This couldn't have been simpler. I placed the laptop on the LapCool 2 after pulling out both the top and bottom rests on the LapCool. Then I plugged the LapCool into a spare USB port. Job done.