Using a MBP for long periods of time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crazycat, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    I would like to know how safe is it for me to play games on it for long periods of time (4-5 hours) while having the power cable plugged in. The laptop gets really hot.

    My specs are MBP C2D 17", maxed out HD and RAM.
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It should be safe enough. If you're worried about the heat, put in on a stand so it gets more air, and/or use smcFanControl to increase the fan speed.
     
  3. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. If you're running the processor for 4-5 hours playing games, any comptuer will get hot. Get some air around it and it should be okay (but you may want to lay of the games for a bit...)
     
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    if that doesn't fry your computer, i'm sure that gaming for so long period will fry your brain :D
     
  5. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    My MBP is always on... always. It never gets a break. And it has been solid as a rock. Go for it
     
  6. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    Play, surf, download, do whatever you do, just make sure that your MBP has space to breath and you should be fine. Apples need air!
     
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020

    YS2003

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    My Macs are never off, either. I let the LCD screen sleep after 10 minutes of non use and sleep them when I don't use it for over 2 hours or so. Even my Ti PB has been function perfectly over 4 years (I sold it recently) under the same condition. As long as you are not abusing the machines, it should be fine to keep them running and running as you wish.
     
  8. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    12+ hours a day 7 days a week. Pulled many week long runs with no restarts.

    TAKE THAT WINDOWS.
     
  9. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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  10. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    They're designed to be used, so yes go ahead and use it to your hearts content, games or otherwise
     
  11. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    I've had mine going non stop, folding 24/7 for the past 2 weeks. So I'm using nearly 100% of the processor constantly. No problems whatsoever. :cool:
     
  12. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    As opposed to reading certain forums continously? ;)
     

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