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I got this one for 20 bucks and couldn't be happier.
I bought the Amazon Basics stand, which I haven't seen mentioned around here. It works great and was really cheap.
I use this adjustable stand from Amazon, as well as an external keyboard and wireless mouse. If I don't use it, my neck really starts to hurt after a few days from looking down so much. I don't know how everyone else stands it (no pun intended).
When the client has crappy chairs, I bring a lumbar support cushion or a small pillow to help.
so under neath my desktop on the left is just a keyboard box i have left over so dust doesnt get sucked in from the carpet so i have it raised above it. the stand is off of amazon basics i believe its this one https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=laptop+stand&qid=1555780081&s=gateway&sr=8-3
You're so very welcome man! Hope that laptop cooler helps you as much as it helped me. There are other products out there as well. One of those products, that I completely forgot to mention, is Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand. It's a metal stand for laptops with a metal mesh backing. KLIM and other companies have similar products to this as well but with fans in them.
If you want it to just stand more upright, a basic laptop stand can work just fine. I had one of these stands lying around and put my Soundcraft mixer on it (which ways 25lb vs 9.5lb for the tascam), pushed against the wall, and it's works fine; I intended this as a temporary solution while I got an alternative but 3 years on it's still working fine. The stand feels like 25lb is way too much for it, but since it's backed against the wall it mostly just had to stop it sliding (which it does). I'm sure you can get more robust version and for a smaller mixer they'll work fine.
CPU is tough to say. Doesn't seem like the gauge on it is very reliable as it keeps jumping between about 59-69 almost instantly. And then shows a couple random spikes out of nowhere to 99-100. GPU on the balanced fan setting sits at a solid 70. If I boost up to the highest fan setting it drops to 63. If I set the fans to "silent mode" which is basically the equivalent of my old laptop's normal mode, the temp goes up to 80. Keep in mind I also have a lot of clearance beneath the laptop by using one of these stands (which they apparently don't make anymore, but I'm sure you can find something similar): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WRDS8H0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Not sure what website is good for easily making a link to a screenshot.
These are not available anymore, but you can find countless options under “laptop holders” in Amazon. I have my elektrons and my mpc live on these:
Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ABF3CBJ0ASHY34WQDPZH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They even have some DJ laptop stands that leave space underneath for you to put them over some other narrower gear.
I’ve got it on a laptop stand from this link and I have it on the 1st level so that it is well ventilated
The (computer) monitor in the center is definitely better than having it off to one side. If you don’t use the (computer) keyboard much, it shouldn’t be a problem.
As for Maschine, you want it to be as comfortable to use as possible. I recommend putting it on this Amazon Basics laptop stand:
It’s cheap, but doesn’t feel cheap. It’s all metal and has decent rubber feet, so it doesn’t slide around at all when I’m banging on the pads. The viewing angle is adjustable. One of the settings near the max angle (between about 30–35°) is pretty much perfect. The screens are very easy to read and I can poke at all the controls without arm fatigue. It makes a big difference not having to hunch over it to see what you’re doing, and if you’re mostly focused on the Maschine displays, you don’t have to look over at your monitor that much.
I think if you add that stand and get some speaker stands for your monitors, this setup should work pretty well.
I just bought this one...I havent used it yet. It will be here tomorrow.
Thanks man, it’s an amazon basics one, only like £18 no fans or anything but seems pretty good so far! https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=amazon+basics+laptop+stand&qid=1596225978&sprefix=basics+lanptop+&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlw...
It's just that with a few furniture felt pieces added to elevate it just high enough to clear my monitor stands. I really like that i can tuck cables under-neath it, but since it's mesh there's plenty of airflow.
Right on!! This is verification that I'm on the right track! But yeah the stand is actually based off a "hack" I read somewhere. It's an Amazon laptop stand that has adjustable heights and it's damn near perfect for propping it up. Feels really sturdy if you're looking for a $20 solution :)
See if you can elevate it with some thing that will allow the back to rise so you can get more air under it. I used 2-4 ceramic drink coasters until I got this Amazon Basics Laptop Stand Which works slightly better.
Does your model have Armoury Crate? If so, are you trying the different profiles like Turbo or Silent?
AmazonBasics Laptpo Desk Stand link
Maybe. The area where you use your mouse won’t be an issue but I would get a laptop stand like AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FapaEbTZ02W5M and put it on this
I bought a cheap AmazonBasics one for about $20 and it was perfect. I have a 27 inch monitor with keyboard and mouse hooked up to my ASUS ROG and it cut down the temperature a decent amount. Unfortunately I don't have any experience with the Razer brand.
Have you looked at the vacuum fan coolers? I am also looking for a cooling mat but I think I am going to go with an Amazon Laptop Stand paired with an Opolar Laptop Fan Cooler.
That laptop looks really good, especially with the upgradability, but some of the reviews mention overheating, which could be a problem when playing games. Do you think that using a laptop stand like this to improve the ventilation will help with the heat issues?
Amazon Basics has an adjustable laptop "pad" that I find is much better at cooling than the average usb fan pad despite lacking fans.
That's cute. When the cuteness wears off and the laptop starts to choke on hair, angle it to anti-kitty it.
Hi! That is a pretty cool stand! I currently use this at my office and at my home to allow for ventilation on my laptop. I will consider getting a better stand.
In regards to the CPU Thermal Paste. I have changed the thermal paste on some 5 or 6 CPUs with no issue, but those were desktops, this would be the first time I do it on a laptop. That is why I'm asking for recommendations.
I've put my minilogue and my drumbrute on one of these to great effect:
It definitely gets very hot and I wouldn't want to work with it on my lap, it's more of a desk-device. If you want a lap desk check Amazon Basics, they have some good ones at a decent price, this one for example.
After your comment I actually went ahead and bought a stand for the laptop as I was noticing the temperatures getting pretty high.
Anyone wondering, the laptop sucks air in from the bottom so keep it free is important.
So thank you very much.
Highly recommend checking the audio drivers that come pre-installed as I had some conflicting issues. It could of been the Nvidia updates that insist on installing "HD Audio" drivers when I really don't understand why.
I've had a few problems with Alienware Command Center acting weird, possibly because of Windows Updates. I had to reinstall the software after running Piriform Cleaner (CCleaner) to clean up any registry or cache problems. Make sure you install it with Admin rights if you have to do this and install it in the root of the drive (so at C:/Alienware) to reduce any problems.
Other than that I've not had any issues with the laptop. Just bare in mind that air is taken in through the bottom of the laptop so it might be worth investing in a cheap stand for it like this one if you want to keep it on cushion surfaces like a bed.
I just picked this up a couple weeks ago for my Push 2. It fits perfectly, is sturdy, and is highly adjustable to different angles. Would definitely recommend.
What laptop is this? Even my XPS 15 (not a gaming laptop) doesn't get annoyingly hot or loud under gaming load. I have it propped up on an Amazon Basics Laptop Stand but that's more for ergonomics than for cooling purposes (I play with a separate keyboard and mouse).
Hey, did you find a stand? I got this thing from Amazon. It's awesome for the price. 10 angles of adjustment, and it's all metal so very sturdy. Fits my medium sketch pad great for when on the couch or in bed. Not too heavy. Fits my mid sized drawing tablet perfectly.
It's currently out of stock
Thanks for watching! It’s a stand from Amazon Stand
I got this stand for the push 1, waiting for it to be delivered though.
Laptop Stand Amazon
this laptop stand from amazon.
its got a little stopper on the bottom to stop your laptop from sliding off, but it gets in the way of typing at times.
Don't mind at all! It is just an Amazon Basics laptop stand.
It’s the Amazon basics one, really impressed with it though! Staying 7-8 degrees cooler than before now.
Quiet will lower your max cpu wattage, balanced or performance would be the true test and it sounds like it’s cooler!
When I’m benchmarking on performance mode, fans at full speed, i can feel the airflow increase out of the exhaust if i lift the back up off the table, if that makes sense. That’s what led me down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out a way to create more ‘space’ for the fans to pull air from.
AmazonBasics Ventilated... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This is what i use, but it’s not really portable and not great to type on, which limits its usability. I use my laptop like a desktop though so it works great for me. The mesh seems to be open enough that the Legion fans are able to have notably better airflow. My temps in Cinebench R20 in performance mode once the wattage drops down to 75w on CPU are stable around 80c. Even if I run a GPU benchmark (furmark) at the same time a few cores will bump 90 but it’s fine.
This is actually my setup https://www.reddit.com/r/LenovoLegion/comments/kciod1/cant_find_parts_to_build_a_pc_so_next_best_thing/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=mweb
It's just a simple ventilated stand: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0
I will probably upgrade to one with a fan later on. As long as you elevate your Laptop at least 3", you should notice a few degrees of improvement even without a fan. I wouldn't overthink it and definitely don't spend too much money on something crazy fancy unless you're certain it will improve temps.
Very well, here it is (on the German Amazon website): https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00WRDS8H0/. Looks pretty much the same as this one on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK8W44T/
Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EBAN48PRCK6PTP5XEYAW
To maximize performance, I'd upgrade your memory from 8GB to 16GB or more (if possible), sit the laptop on a laptop stand such as this Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand and use a laptop cooler such as this KLIM Cool + Metal Laptop Cooler Fan which really helps to reduce heat buildup within the confined laptop space and cool off hardware components within.
Original one is out of stock https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_NHM6K6RE9SV44GN2GXRE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
There's a similar one
Amazon Basis laptop stand. AmazonBasics Ventilated Laptop Stand (Black) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_3GVY452CQ75YC3DFX31A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Hello, yes it's still mining 20 hrs everyday for almost 3 months. No degradation or any side effects so far. I even bought 1 year extended warranty for 60 dollars from mining profits as my warranty was expiring soon.
In my opinion, damage can only happen from high temperature. Make sure the laptop fans are clean and no dust inside.
What I did is: undervolted the CPU, placed the laptop on a ventilated stand.
I repasted the CPU and GPU with GELID GC-Extreme. You don't need to do that if your temp is already good (below 85c for CPU, below 65c for GPU).
Also never mine while the laptop lid is closed. It will trap so much heat & ruin it!
Nothing is built for the purpose of mining but everything is built to be utilized at 100% performance.
I'm using this Amazo Basic Laptop holder
It's almost a perfect fit for my mk2.
Try this: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_MD1T17VX1SAFB0EV4TNP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have had it since 2017 for my 15.6 inch gaming laptop. It is quite sturdy and well made.
Awesome. I'm using a ventilated laptop pad
Do they really not help that much? The basic stand I am currently using is linked below but I still notice that when gaming that laptop occasionally runs a bit hot and one of the reasons I want to look into a cooling stands to potentially prevent any heat related damage since Final Fantasy 14 is a bit more intensive then Magic Arena or any of the other games I play on my laptop.
You can get one these stands from Amazon and use a wireless keyboard + mouse
I absolutely love this one from Amazon!, and it also has a cord manager thing too
AmazonBasics Ventilated Laptop Stand (Black) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nk0CFb8403HD2
Oh dear...yes, I have no thermal throttling that I've noticed. There were a couple of times in maybe 20-30 hours of play where things stuttered for about a second, but it didn't seem to be related to heat. I normally use "Custom" while playing, which is similar to Standard. And always Optimized for my thermal setting.
I'm sure my stand is helping, but I'm not sure how much. It's a very simple metal stand, like this: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=sxin_10_pb?cv_ct_cx=laptop+stand&dchild=1&keywords=laptop+stand&pd_rd_i=B00WRDS8H0&pd_rd_r=8ddb0383-8a58-47a3-ad02-84633aad63e3&pd_rd_w=GgnMt&pd_rd_wg=XDa39&pf_rd_p=3abf4ca9-0055-47ce-8ca5-931fff1d4484&pf_rd_r=MXSGJ9JW015JPRGDPGFT&qid=1597849119&sr=1-2-8065ff8c-2587-4a7f-b8da-1df8b2563c11
I will say that I didn't notice any heat differences between the machine with the drain and the one without. Performance levels were similar as well.
I wonder what would cause such a difference? Do your fans sound the same (i.e. one fan isn't dead)? I don't know much about pasting, but it doesn't seem like a bad paste job would make the surface of the laptop hotter. If you decide to keep the machine, I've heard that turning off turbo (using Throttlestop) just when playing games can help a lot with temps, and doesn't affect FPS too much (assuming your games aren't CPU-bound).
Here you go.
Its Amazon Basics laptop stand
😊 Thank you!
So yea it's been a struggle of a process for me as well to find something that wold fit all my gear nicely, and angled as you see, it's a combination of a bunch of stuff, happy to break it down for you.
The main stand where everything sits on is the On-Stage Z stand with the deluxe keyboard tier set as well. And I have an IKEA LACK shelf sitting on the deluxe keyboard tier, and a piece of plywood on the bottom tier so that I can put the Push 2 and the TR-8S there at the moment.
The push sits on a basic laptop stand from Amazon, which is actually great and can be used as a stand for a lot of gear.
The Minilogue-XD sits on a stand by 3D Waves, both the TR-8S and the Volcas with the eventide pedals are on stands from KVgear, They have a lot of good stuff. And finally the AKAI MPK Mini on top sits on another laptop stand
😅Phew, I think that's it. Yea it's hard to find a specific piece that would hold all your gear exactly the way you want it, so I feel like either mix&match or DIY is the way to go.
I also built my main desk by myself, because I couldn't find something that would suit my needs and didn't require a mortgage haha.
I'm going with the Amazon basics
Here's my setup as a laptop with 2 27" monitors. I have a Razer cinosa lite keyboard (wired) and a razer basilisk wireless mouse. The keyboard and mouse are going to be out of your price range as they're $50 a piece) but you can at least see in the images how i have my setup. the excess keyboard wire is wrapped up in the laptop stand so its out of the way. Prior to me having a 2nd monitor, i would use the laptop as a 2nd screen
here's the laptop stand i have and highly recommend to people. Since it's just metal mesh you wont' have to worry about the laptop overheating. I have my power supply and some excess cables hidden underneath mine.
I am using Amazon Basics laptop stand for almost 3 years now. Check here. Currently it is out of stock, but you can look at similar designs.
It’s an amazon basics stand
not the best but ok
Yo en lo personal tengo una MSI Leopard GP63 y vivo en el norte, así que el calor está de la vil verga.
Yo compre esta base
No tiene ventilador, pero. La base tiene muchas aperturas para poder permitir el flujo de aire.
Como igual la uso con teclado y trackball me resutks cómoda la base
Si buscas una que, a huevo, tenga ventilador de una como esta puede servirte, hasta trae dos puertos usb para teclado y mouse
Guarda avevo preso questo, fidandomi di Amazon Basics. Niente di trascendentale, ma fa il suo lavoro.
Io a lavoro uso lui: https://www.amazon.it/AmazonBasics-Supporto-ventilato-regolabile-laptop/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=amazon+basic+stand+notebook&qid=1584562042&sr=8-5
I have an area 51m and use the adjustable and ventilated amazon basics laptop stand:
Works great for me!
I bought this from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WRDS8H0 it's good value and excellent
I use the amazon basics laptop stand. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-QCdEbJ4Z1XRN
Check this one out!
The laptop stand is an AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand with a custom built wooden riser underneath.
The dock is the D3100 but honestly isn't that great. I got to use a TB 16 during my internship this summer and it was far better.
I'm currently running 1920x1080@75 Hz (lower) and 1600x900@60Hz (upper) from HDMI and DisplayPort respectively.
Edit: FWIW the docking station I want is this one: Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Charging Compatible with MacBook Pro 2019 2018 2017 and Specific Windows Laptops (Supports DisplayPort or HDMI up to 4K 60, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 5 USB 3.0 Ports). It's just a little too expensive to justify.
Grab a laptop stand for your computer. It’ll help your neck by keeping your monitors on the same level and it will look great!
I have a similar model, although it has a 2500u chip in it.
First thing I would do is make sure the BIOS is updated. Dell pushed out a lot of updates that addressed some of the teething issues. One of them involved fixing a performance drop back in November.
One thing I've noticed with this laptop is that it seems to suffer from lack of adequate cooling if you push everything to the max. Use something like hwinfo and check your temperatures. I haven't confirmed it myself, but you might need to turn off turbo boost so the GPU doesn't get throttled. I keep mine on a laptop stand for better ventilation.
Don't discount the dual-channel issue. It makes a big difference on Ryzen, especially since the GPU has to use it. I'd absolutely get a second stick and swap out that HDD for an SSD.
It fits perfectly.
I have one of these and it does help
AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand
Yeah... My brain isn't working today (big presentation tomorrow).
You mean laptop cooler pad. Not heat pad in the mobo. hahah
I'm really sorry. I'm just using this:
This! Super simple and cheap, and it's sturdy. No complaints so far
How about this?
I'm actually looking at this one for weeks now.
I got the shelves and brackets at Lowe’s and the laptop stand from amazon. AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I just bought the Amazon Basics laptop stand.
Works well for me.
Amazon Basics Laptop Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VYjgAbSHCHFZZ
Yes it is a Dell XPS 15. I use this amazonbasics stand:
Clean the desk up. Just spend 30-45 mins organizing everything. Maybe look into a monitor stand? Not sure what your budget is but:
AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pm0TzbK14CDKJ
It's funny Wacom still doesn't have a stand, but a $6 plate holder will do the job. : ) Their website still says "We will have a stand available by Summer 2017."
Here's what I've acquired so far.
AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand $27
TeckNet Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard $25
Fox Outdoor Bag, was on sale for $40
USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter 2 Pack $12
Mudder Artist Glove $10
Laptop Sleeve $26
I find this does the job just fine. https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0
For less messy amazon links you can extract the part after "/dp/" in
and make it:
Plz send any recommendations via PM
UK version is here, nice find, I currently use adam hall isolation pads but this looks like a nice adjustable option. https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0/
thats because its sold out atm, keeps going in and out of stock https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WRDS8H0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 here it is though ill update my video info with it as well.
I got my Cooler Master U3 Plus today and it looks like it the angle isn't too bad for typing. Somehow I got it for $30 new from Amazon (price is now $40).
So you can pay $20 for something like the Amazon Basics Adjustable Laptop stand https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1473020359&sr=1-9&keywords=laptop+stnad
Or pay $30-35 for the Cooler Master Pro U3 (non-adjustable) and have fans+potential for modding. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834982206
Sorry for the late reply, was trying a bunch of stuff over the last week but I think I found a fix.
Try rebooting and going into the BIOS (F2 key). Once in the BIOS, under Performance disable C state, speed step, and boost. Try your video edits and see if that helps. I was able to get a lot more consistent performance and GHz from the CPU by disabling those. I do have the intel thermal driver uninstalled as well. XTU showed the CPU hovering between 1.9GHz and 2.6GHz during game play.
For temps, make sure the laptop is raised a bit from whatever surface it is on. Mine is almost always on this stand. Also, use XTU and set the core voltage offset to -1.953. My temps stay in the 70's with brief spikes to 80 and occasionally 90 under 100% load (stress test).
Chiropractor here, you have the right idea with sitting up right as much as you can. However, placing the Surface at lap height and looking down is what is causing the neck pain. The posture you have described is what is being called "Text Neck" (http://imgur.com/OEEX3kE). As you flex your neck forward you increase the pressure on the components of you spine, the more you flex the greater the pressure.
Now I know you may prefer to sit while drawing? (Note: I have no artistic ability, so I'm guessing here) Sitting may be most comfortable but standing will also be beneficial as it helps maintain the strength and endurance of the spinal muscles (with correct posture)(http://imgur.com/KArIFT2). Also note sitting properly can maintain these muscles as well, again, with proper posture. (http://imgur.com/W1LIQQd)
A little anatomy for you: As you look downward you are actively flexing your superficial neck flexors, the most obvious being the sternocleidomastoid, or SCM. (http://imgur.com/yfQKBC2) This also causes the muscles at the base of your skull to shorten, which can lead to headaches. (http://imgur.com/xMHBRGj) Using the "Top Gun" or "Pilot Posture" this will help to lengthen the sub-occipital mucles (muscles at base of skull) and strengthen the deep neck flexors. (http://imgur.com/a0opmvv)
If you made it this far, I hope you have learned something. My suggestion would be, aside from posture would be to look into something that will bring the surface up closer to eye level to prevent stress on your neck. This may help (http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0/ref=sr_1_4?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1453221182&sr=1-4&keywords=laptop+stand). Next would be to do chin tuck exercises to maintain strength in those deep neck flexors, this exercise will help. (http://imgur.com/vE03lkI)
Forgive me as formatting and hyper linking is not in my skill set. I hope this help you!