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I am playing games on my MAC, and the machine gets red hot, I like to get a cooling pad for it to keep it calm, after doing alot of search I have thought to get CoolMaster Notepal Infinite Evo

Will this cooling pad good for my machine, as I am not able to get much variety of cooling pads in my area, also I am attaching a link of other cooling pads available Link 1 , Link 2


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Why do you think you need a cooling pad? A Mac is perfectly capable of handling the high temperatures. And in case it gets too hot, it will shut itself down to cool down properly. Just make sure you don't play those games on a pillow or blanket where you'll cover up the ventilation holes... –  Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 6:50
There are no ventilation holes in uni body macs :(, they get burning hot –  kaibuki Jun 6 '12 at 6:55
Oh, there are :-) There is the display hinge for starters. And it even uses every port available (USB, FireWire,...) to get some fresh air inside the Mac. –  Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 6:56
Oh okies, never noticed that as I am always scared that the machine may explode coz of intense heating :), that means useless to buy cooling pad –  kaibuki Jun 6 '12 at 6:58
A Mac can get 100°C very easily. So, don't get afraid too fast. As I said, a Mac is perfectly capable of handling it's own cooling process. –  Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 7:00
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