Which is better - laptop cooling fan or mat/pad?

My laptops getting very hot and often shutting down because its overheating, so am thinking of buying something to help, but which is better, one of the cooling fan stands or one of the gel cooling pads? Obviously the gel pad only lasts a few hours, but I only use it a few hours at a time, so its more which is more efficient at lowering its temperature for a couple of hours than anything else

Update:

Im using CoreTemp to monitor my laptop and can see it reaches 100+ celsius when it shuts down

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  • 9 years ago
    Best answer

    Treat your laptop to one of these £26.99.

    http://www.laptopstuff.co.uk/p/Port_Designs_Laptop...

    Source(s): Experienced1
  • 9 years ago

    Oh my, your machine is dying! Don't buy either fan, because your machine will die soon from overheating. It is literally cooking itself to death.

    There is something seriously wrong when a computer shuts down when you don't want it to. If I were you, I would take it apart, re-seat the cpu and apply new thermal paste, check to see if there is hair and dirt buildup blocking air flow on the inside of the case and see if all fans are working properly.

    If you cannot do this work yourself, or get a friend to work on your computer for free, take it to a computer shop and have them do the work for you.

    Source(s): Years of working on computers as a hobby.
  • 4 years ago

    Cooling Pad!!!! It keeps the machine cooler, most of them comes with 2 or 3 fans.

  • 9 years ago

    hi, keep your laptop well aired, this download is great for tracking and monitoring your core temperatures . copy and paste this in your address bar

    http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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