How long can i keep my 17"PB on?

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  1. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    I have my laptop on a lot sometimes when i am downloading torrents or other things and after i come and try to play a game it get really hot from the bottem. Should i be worried about that? how long should i keep it on? if i work with it for a long period of it or if it heats up how long should i shut it down for?

    Any other tips would be great, thanks in advance.
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Which model do you have, revision A (1Ghz G4) ? That's the one I have, it gets hot after a while. I make sure it's on a flat surface so that air can circulate underneath it to help it keep cool. (With my TiBook I sometimes flip-up the keyboard and let cool air directly in :D )

    As for uptime, I had mine up for 68 days once, in & out of sleep. I don't think you need to worry about it too much.
     
  3. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    coolpads are good too....a flat piece of plastic with little nubs that hold the whole comp at an angle so the air flows through.
    or, you know, a hardcover book can do the same thing.
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    as 5300 has already said, you can keep it on as long as you like, Fans will kick in once the temperature goes up. However make sure you have it on a hard flat surface so air can circulate, so for example don't leave it sitting on a duvet for a prolonged period.
     
  5. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    I have it on my ap most of the time, canyouguys recommend something for me. I use it mostly on my lazyboy chair.
     
  6. reh macrumors 6502a

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    I just use a plastic cutting board.
     
  7. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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  8. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

    Calvinatir

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    my Rev. A 17" was on for 34 days until last night, when i put another 512 DDR RAM into it! :) it was worth the reset of my uptime
     

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