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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:07 pm 
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I use my X60s SO much that it tends to get hot. Should I cool it off with a blue-ice pack underneath, or should I "suspend" and wait a while? Or should I just leave it alone? Maybe it's best to just let it run hot and not go thru extra cooling and heating cycles.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:38 pm 

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When was the last time you cleaned out the dust from the fan, and replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver 5?
Makes quite a difference!
I have the exact same machine. Replaced the wifi card with an Intel 6200N (and matching 1/2 size adapter), and the whole laptop is considerable cooler.
Icing on the cake was the Patriot SSD I put in instead of the hard disk.
I now get 8-1/2 to 9 hours on one (extended) battery load.

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