MBA rev B overheating when playing games.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aleni, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    the nvidia 9400 doesn't help much.

    this rev B i got is much better than the rev A i used to owned. the youtube and movie lagging is gone. but it's still not powerful enough for a game.

    i played eschalon book:1 which is not quite heavy and demanding like the new games out there. let alone playing half life 2. it's overheating and locking down the cpu to 800mhz just like my old air.

    see the screenshot. after playing for 20 minutes, it's becoming very laggy and unplayable.

    i guess this thin mba is not ok unless playing simple games like gamehouse's card and board games.

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  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    Yes, 800mhz is not much of any use. To get it to "stick" to 1.86 install coolbook and delete the 800mhz from the listing. The MBA was designed to sustain 1.86 so you should not have any overheating issues.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    it will be hotter than ever if i delete the 800mhz. and i think it's bad for this computer.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    That's what fans are for. Coolbook will throttle between other speeds 1.6 and 1.86. If 1.86 was
    then its a design defect. 800mhz is simply unusable for what you are trying to do with it.

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