Nexus TDD-9000 Liquid Cooling Pad

Cooling, Reviews

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Installation

  • Acer Laptop with:
  • Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz Processor
  • 2GB RAM (upgraded from 1GB)
  • 80GB hard drive
  • Side situated fan

It would seem to make sense that the Nexus TDD-9000 would probably work more effectively on bottom-fan mounted laptops. However, Nexus does not state anywhere that the cooler is only to used on these and so it will be interesting to see whether the liquid cooling pad actually works on side-mounted laptops too. Moreover, I don’t have a bottom-fan mounted laptop available – all of mine are side-fan models and it seems these are more common.

Nexus Review

Testing / Usage

Ambient temperature of the room I was using was 23 degrees (Celsius).

Temperature Results

Without Cooler:

Idle Load
39 Degrees 47 Degrees

With Cooler in operation for 1 hour the temperatures were as follows:

Idle Load
38 Degrees 45 Degrees
results

Both sets of temperatures were calculated using Speed Fan and we of course shook the cooling pad every 20 minutes as recommended by Nexus to keep the cooling at optimal level.

As you can see from the results the Nexus only decreased our notebook’s temperature by one degree at idle and two degrees at load. Conventional laptop coolers commonly drop temperatures by much more than this. This is a shame for a very innovative product to not function properly.