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ThermaPAK HeatShift Pad Review

ThermaPAK HeatShift Pad Review

When your product promises to do one thing and do it well, you're potentially setting yourself up for a whole lot of criticism if the reality doesn't match up to the sales claims. Latest to enter the arena is the ThermaPAK Laptop Cooling HeatShift Pad; according to ThermaPAK slotting the pad under your notebook will result in better cooling than any fan-based rival can manage. Marketing hype or salvation for your toasty lap? Check the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Ionic-cooling system may soon cool off notebooks

Ionic-cooling system may soon cool off notebooks

Well this is pretty cool! It seems a company called Tessera is working on a new system that uses ionic-cooling for cooling down hot laptops that are running at faster and faster speeds. This new cooling idea might be able to offer 30% more cooling than a standard fan according to Tessera and the University of Washington.

The added bonus is it uses half the power. And with no moving parts, there's less likelihood of breakdown and noise. During the demonstration of this new technology, the cooler was put by a vent in a notebook. Then, pipes that are filled with liquid pull the heat away from the chipset and move it to the ionic system.

The system contains two electrodes, one with ionizing air molecules, the other with a receiver for the molecules. As these ions move from one spot to the other, this causes neutral air to move across hot areas, making for cooling. This is still a ways off from being included in your next notebook, but it's an interesting technology that we might see as soon as next year.

Dell XPS 625 and XPS 630 now have liquid cooling

Dell XPS 625 and XPS 630 now have liquid cooling

Now this is "cool." Ugh, that was an awful pun. The Dell XPS 625 and XPS 630 have just gotten a liquid cooling option added to their specs in place of the standard fan-cooling option.

The Asetek liquid cooling system provides for a more even cooling of the processor and makes overclocking a much more versatile possibility for users that really want to get the most out of their systems.

This cooling option also reduces the noise, as there's no loud fan noise to contend with. Since both of these computers include the Intel Core 2 Extreme and are unlocked, making speed boosts much easier, having a stronger cooling option just makes sense. To add the Asetek liquid cooling option, it will cost you nearly $120 extra on top of the $899 and $1,099 priced XPS 625 and XPS 630 gaming towers. The new option will be available by the end of the month.

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 gets Zalman GPU cooling in Japan

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 gets Zalman GPU cooling in Japan

All my video cards have had after market GPU coolers for better air flow with quieter operation, so does my latest Nvidia with Zalman VF900-cu. The Zalman VF900 is a hybrid VGA cooling combines uniquely heatpipes design with a 90mm fan on its pure copper heatsink. Apparently Gigabyte likes the design; they have teamed up with Zalman, packed its latest ATI Radeon HD 4870 GV-R487D5-1GG with VF-900 looks alike GPU cooler.

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Cooler Master Limited Edition Black Label Systems gets official

Cooler Master Limited Edition Black Label Systems gets official

Cooler master lets loose of a special edition Cosmos CPU Cooler last week, that was just a teaser; the company has revealed the full plan of a complete Black Label Limited Edition package. With Worldwide availability of only 500 sets intended for limited production, the Black Label will include a pure black Cosmos chassis, a black Hyper Z600 CPU cooler and a black PSU power supply. Each chassis gets a unique laser-etching identity serialized from 1 to 500.

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Cooler Master Cosmos Black bundle gets cooler

Cooler Master Cosmos Black bundle gets cooler

Even though it was announced last month, the Cosmos Black case bundle from Cooler Master just got an addition that is definitely worth mentioning. In fact, it got a HyperZ600 CPU cooler added to the package, which suddenly makes it much more worthwhile.

This new case is, of course, all black and the HyperZ600 CPU cooler is meant to keep the latest high performance processors running cool without drowning you in noise. The cooler itself features a 120mm fan capable of 800 to 2200 rpm. It also has a spacer that goes between the fan and the top of the cooling fins to better channel the air. This also has the benefit of reducing noise greatly.

We don't know what CPUs this cooler would be compatible with, but it does seem to be rather universal. If the HyperZ600 cooler sounds interesting to you, then you should take note that it is only available as a part of the Cosmos Black bundle.

[via SlipperyBrick]

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