Confused about cooling

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by 93tbirdsc, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. 93tbirdsc

    93tbirdsc Guest

    How come cooling is not an issue with laptops? The laptops on the market are running 2.4ghz but with a desktop/tower you have to have fans.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Laptops DO have fans. Besides the mobile CPU:s are a bit different from the desktop ones. They use less power and can make themselves slower when they're not used to save even more power. This means less heat and less need for cooling.
     
  3. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    Look at the picture on this link >> Laptop Fan is shows clearly the cooling on a laptop cpu.
     
  4. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    Those laptops DO get hot!! A co-worker has a newer one and the bottom gets pretty crispy. Not to mention the air that comes out of the exhaust is almost hot enough to double as a space heater.
     
  5. 93tbirdsc

    93tbirdsc Guest

    Thanks for the info. I did not realize laptops had fans. :blink:
     
  6. Zedric

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    Read an article somewhere a while ago about a professor who got blisters on his *weehee* after working 4 hours straight with the laptop in his lap. Be careful guys! :)