What type of laptop cooling pad is better?: the one with the fans or the gel pads that draw heat away?

I have my laptop on all day and somethimes it gets really really hot. I'm going to add another 1GB of ram to it, which i would imagine would make it even hotter. So i decided a cooling pad is the way to go, but im not sure what type. Should i get the one with the fans or the gel pad that draws heat away? I... show more I have my laptop on all day and somethimes it gets really really hot. I'm going to add another 1GB of ram to it, which i would imagine would make it even hotter.

So i decided a cooling pad is the way to go, but im not sure what type.

Should i get the one with the fans or the gel pad that draws heat away?

I think i'd rather the gel pad, but what works better?
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