Can't the powerbook handle large external screens without heating up??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cluthz, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    #1
    I recently got a new display for my powerbook (external display).

    Earlier I connected the display with VGA and used 1152x870 resolution,
    now I'm using 1280x1024 resolution via DVI.

    Expose and everything is running smoothly, but the powerbooks fan is running most of the time! I checked with thermograph and the GPU is running about +10°C warmer than before!!! Is about 65°C while surfing and writing!

    Is this normal?
     
  2. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

    timnosenzo

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    Are you using the PBook with the lid open or closed? Supposedly having the lid open helps cool the PBook (which makes sense). You may want to consider a Griffin iCurve or something like that if you don't already have one.
     
  3. cluthz thread starter macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    #3

    Running with it open, dual screen (internal + external.)

    Don't have a iCurve (or another stand) , but I'm soon getting one. (I'm using two decks of cards to raise the back a bit to improve cooling..)
     
  4. neut macrumors 68000

    neut

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    those 12ers get pretty hot normally... anyways, it only has an NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (is it the 32 or 64 version?). so, im sure that card is causing your PB to heat up. My Ti got really hot with two displays... my 17" does much better, but they all run hotter with external displays.


    peace.
     

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