[SOLVED] Laptop ventilation at the back - How much space do you really need?

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Hi all,

My Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53 has fans which blow air from the back, I have about 7-10cm of space between the wall and the back of the exhausts, I cannot put my laptop any closer to me since my desk space and room is small and I have a mechanical keyboard attached.

Is this enough room for good ventilation when running at high temperatures?
 

hedwar2011

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You can probably get away with it but if you start having sessions where you are maintaining high temps you may want to look into a cooling mat option or something to help pull residual heat away from it. Those systems were poorly designed in that aspect (as pointed out HERE). I would recommend keeping a program like Real Temp handy so that you can actively monitor your temps while under load.
 

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