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

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

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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