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Razer Blade Cooling

Discussion in 'Systems' started by TheRealNigelThornberry, Jan 10, 2017.

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  1. I would like to know which direction that the fans blow on the Razer Blade. I want to get a cooling pad howeveer I don't want to get something that will work against the internals.
     
  2. SimplyJ3sse

    SimplyJ3sse New Member

    The fans suck air in from the bottom and blow out at the bottom of the screen.

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  3. AngelSoryu

    AngelSoryu New Member

    I could be wrong, but I'll share my own experience with my early '16 blade. I purchased 2 cooling pads, and I didn't see much difference in temps on my main game, overwatch, while using either one. However, I saw a huge improvement when I lifted the back of the laptop off of the table, and allowed the system to breath. Beyond the random tweaking of full screen vs borderless windowed on certain games, that's been my biggest improvement.

    Not to say don't get one, but just a friendly suggestion to give it a shot :).
     
  4. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    I agree with this. Lifting the back of your laptop off the table helps a ton. I usually just prop my laptop up on a small box or something while i play, and it stays a lot cooler since it can get air more easily from the bottom.
     
  5. Neutrinos

    Neutrinos Active Member

    If I were you I would get the cooler master notepal u2, that's the one I personally use. The black aluminum of the blade matches the black aluminum of the cooler. Also it makes it more ergonomic since it props it up at an angle.
     
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  6. chhappy7

    chhappy7 Member

    I have a Cooler Master U2 Plus, but I don't really see much difference when using the fan vs not using fans. But using the stand to elevate vs not I definitely see a difference.
     
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  7. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I will third the U2 Plus. You could even opt for the U3 Plus if you wanted. It will serve the dual purpose of moving air and lifting the Blade off the desk. You can customize the fan positioning to your liking.

    The fans on those are actually moddable, so you can remove the crappy ones that come with the cooling pad and replace them with better ones.
     
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  8. First off thanks for all of the replies. The direction of airflow clears up a lot for me, I didn't want the cooling pad pushing up and the internal fans pushing down.

    Secondly, I appreciate the suggestion of the U2 Plus and I might eventually pick one up but for now I have a cheapo cooling pad that I got in an Amazon sale for like $10, which I bought before I realized there might be a clash of airflow. It has optional feet to raise the back end up and they come in handy as I don't plan to run the fans all the time.

    Lastly, I guess my end game is less to optimize the performance, as this machine is a beast, and more to prolong the life of my internals and mitigate the chance of accelerated heat death haha.
     
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  9. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Yeah totally hear you on that. No one wants to spend thousands of dollars on a laptop only to have it die. I think you'll be fine. You have it lifted off the desk, which should help the Blade do what it's designed to do - play games while remaining as cool as possible.
     
  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I use my unused iPad Smart cover down the Blade, when i play forza horizon 3, Gears of War or other demanding games;)
     
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