I’ve just picked up my Zalman ZM-NC1000 notebook cooler from next door, lets see if it acutally does any good or not.
The laptop CPU usually runs at about 49-51C, so I’ll wait for it to warm up a bit then see how much of a difference it makes.
16:30, we’re up to temperature. Time to sit it on the cooler, but leave it turned off.
16:35, leaving the cooler turned off didn’t make any difference. No surprise there then. Let’s crank the fans up to 11.
16:45, with the fans running at full speed the CPU is now sitting comfortably at around 43C. Although you can now hear fans running all the time, it’s a lot quieter overall than when the built-in fan used to cut in at 50C every minute or so.