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I purchased a laptop cooling pad that I keep my laptop when I'm
compiling and it helps drop a couple of degrees off of the system
On 5/3/05, Praveen C <cpraveen@...> wrote:
> > I'm still hitting 70-71 degrees when compiling, which is still a concern
> > - but to aid my paranoia, I've written a couple of scripts that enable
> > me to cut down the CPU speed to 1/3 or 2/3 of full power, which keeps me
> > at a more comfortable 45-50 or 55-60 degrees whilst compiling.
> This is supposed to be normal but I too am uncomfortable with that.
> Laptops are designed to operate at higher temperatures. My previous
> thinkpad R40e would run at around 72C at full load. My new iBook G4
> (1.2 GHz) runs at 58-60C at full load but that is because it has a
> very powerful fan. I have found that hard-disk heating is more of a
> problem since it causes lot of discomfort to your palm while working.
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