I have a new HP laptop which overheats when I play some video games or when I'm doing video editing. I know it's not really unusual but what can I do about it? I thought about buying a cooling pad, but I'm not sure how does it works? Can it help maybe?
Cooling pads helps to keep your system cool. It works from outside but it's wprk process is more or less same as the fan set inside a CPU. External cooling pads are helpful to keep your system cool but if your system is getting exceptionally hot then it will not work and the problem lies somewhere else.
That problem is pretty common in laptops because of their compact built. Overheating is just a normal thing when using this kind of portable computing device. The best workaround to fix the problem without disassembling the machine to replace the cooling fan is to use a cooling pad. Try checking out Mini Vacuum Air Extracting USB Cooling Pad on eBay.
Unlike the usual cooling pad that you place underneath the laptop, this one is like a USB flash drive that you plug on the side. It is powered from the USB port and costs $9.99. Shipping is $0.60. Another one to check out is HAVIT HV-F2056 Laptop Cooler Cooling Pad for 15.6 to 17 inches laptops.
This is the more traditional type of cooling pad where it is placed underneath the laptop like a matting. This one costs C $51.50 plus C $59 for shipping.