laptop seems to run really hot....can't keep it on my Vivante XL after
installing a CPU Cooling Utility (RAIN 2.0). Since
installing RAIN, my laptops run much cooler and the CPU fans run less often.
Since one had a noisey fan, that was a greater concern for me than the
RAIN is easy to install
and there's *NO* apparent performance loss. It may also prolonged
battery life. RAIN works with AMD, Cyrix and Pentium CPUs
and comes with it's own uninstall option in the Start Menu if you decide
not to keep it. RAIN
small (less than 120Kb download) and best of all ... it's FREE!
RAIN 2.0 can be downloaded
Double-click on the downloaded
file and it will install itself. Just install and forget it. It installs
a folder in the Start Menu called Rain; however, it loads
automatically when you boot
your PC and places an icon in the SysTray by the clock.
If you see the 3 Raindrops
on the icon - it's working. To disable Rain, right-click on the icon and
the raindrops will disappear - indicating it's disabled. To re-enable it,
just right-click again.
WaterFallfrom Leading Tech too. This one is shareware,
has more features but as for its effect on your notebook is the same
more information and other CPU coolers, checkout: