Macbook overheating in desk cabinet??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kyl3, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. kyl3 macrumors newbie

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    i recently bought a lcd monitor to use as an external display for my macbook and i put my macbook in my desk cabinet which is an enclosed space with a 4"x4" space for cables..is it safe to keep it in there without overheating? i ran out of room on my desk between the keyboard, mouse, monitor. xbox 360 and needed room for studying as seeing im in college..
     
  2. iQuit macrumors 6502a

    iQuit

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    Fan Control 1.1

    Look for a freeware application called Fan Control and then set it to 2600RPM. Should help a bit. Look for a temperature monitor as well so you can wait a little and test it to see if it is overheating.
     
  3. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    Before jacking up your fans might as well get iStat pro and see what the temperature gets to while its inside your cabinet. If its under 65 C I wouldn't worry. It also depends how long you have it on, because it takes awhile to heat up to the hottest it will get.
     

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