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Unread 06-06-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nexus Prolong. Ever use it?

I think I've seen this device before, from what I can tell it's basically a battery to keep your CPU fan spinning after you turn your computer off. When you shut your computer off and the fan stops spinning the heatsink is still warm until the heat radiates off it naturally meaning that your CPU could be hot for a while after you turn the computer off. Personally I think its BS though, not something I would buy or think that it could help extend the life of my hardware. Maybe someone should do some actual testing (if not done already) with a digital thermometer and a probe right next to the CPU to see if it ever at a dangerous temperature after the fan stops and the CPU is off. I'm thinking that it's at a healthy temperature right before the fan is off and if heating and cooling BOTH stop, it couldn't get any hotter.
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