How to Cool your Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bald, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I recently bought my MBA a week ago when I used it to drain the battery of course the fan will start moving faster and heat builds up same problem I had with my old MBP I guess with a faster processor there will always be more heat involved. I was wondering whats the best way to lessen the heat of my MBA?
     
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    gdeputy

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    The MBA in my experience doesn't get very warm.. Generally the machine does a great job of cooling itself. If your having severe heat I would consider bringing it to apple, or if it's not severe you can look into cooling pad solutions.
     
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    pimentoLoaf

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    I always have had success with a wire dishrack betwixt my Macs and some book. Otherwise, you can still get one of these for decent airflow over the aluminum.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    I laughed out loud when I read this lol.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Do you have the Ultimate by chance? Mine only gets warm when im running flash video's.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    hey, in asia it's quite hot you know?? :mad:
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Tell me about it, 24 degrees celcius and it's 9:15am. :eek:
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Install iStat Pro to monitor your laptop. It can help to identify what's causing the heating.
     
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    NZed

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    Yes, but its designed to use in a heat like that. Or else you wouldnt get them there.
     
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    IngerMan

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    The Fridge:cool:
     

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  12. macrumors regular

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    yeah, it might feels lame to turn on your air conditioner in america, but in asia it's a common thing.. also i've used a desktop w/o AC and with AC, u can see the difference!!
     
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    NZed

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    im from an asian country and i know how it feels... and i can also see the difference but i notice no performance change(of course)!
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    same problem in italy too, I installed an utility like speedfan on pc, but i noticed that was giving problems cause it was always working, so uninstalled it but heat is often at 70C° or more ... you think those usb support with fans should work? I think not so much...but I had the idea to enlarge the cuts on the chassis of the mba maybe just where the fan is... you think is ok?:confused::confused:
     
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    Heat in the body means that the heat is moving from the internals to the body where it will dissipate into the air, that is a good thing. The radiator in your car gets hot, that is heat escaping from the engine to keep the engine cool, same principle
     

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