Macbook fans on alot when connected via DVI...Problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by will0407, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    I have my macbook hooked up via dvi to a formac 20" display. I've noticed the fans seem to be on alot of the time. I use it in 'clamshell' mode, although once ive started it up to just display on the 20" monitor, I do open the screen as I've heard it gets quite hot in clamshell.

    Should I be worried that the fans are on a lot? I have my MB sitting on a griffin icurve as well.
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    My guess is because the GPU is used more handling more screen estate, it also gets hotter, and the MBP gets hotter as well...

    I have found myself to have more apps open the more screen estate I have, so that might be it as well...

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