Overheating due to folding?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Witty lama, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    hey all,
    I just recently installed the F@H client (non graphical) on my MacBook Core Duo. However, as soon as it starts to run, the computer fan kicks-in and continues at top speed for as long as F@H is running. The fan stops again about a minute after I disable F@H.

    Does this mean that my computer is overheating due to F@H? If I leave the programme running overnight will my computer melt!? Is there a way to make F@H not make my macbook work so hard?


    Cheers.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Well, it just means it's using your CPU at 100%, not necessarily that it's overheating. I recommend downloading a program like Temperature Monitor to see what temps you're hitting. I run SETI on my MacBook for hours at a time, and it gets noisy and hot, but hasn't failed me yet!

    i know with SETI and BOINC, you can set it to use only a certain percentage of your CPU, so it won't get as hot. I don't know if there's a similar option with F@H.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    mc68k

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    seems to be on the PC client. under -config -> advanced options -> CPU usage requested

    doesnt seem to be the option on the mac client. i bet theres some unix way to do it
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    So it is normal to have the fan running full-tilt?
    Is this what every other MacBook with F@H is doing?

    And, is there a way to limit the processing usage of F@H to stop it from getting that hot?
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, at 100% CPU usage, it's going to get hot, and the fans will be on full tilt. That's just how it is, sadly.
     

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