I have a 2011 MacBook Pro, I just recently bought. When I have a lot of stuff going on, it gets extremely hot. The only game I play is RuneScape which the MBA can handle fine. So my question is, does the MacBook Air get as hot as the MacBook Pro?
lol! playing runescape right now on my MBA (iMac is in the shop...for the 4th time...) Its running fine on high settings I'm guessing you want temp and fan speeds? right now...CPU 84C (183F) and fan 3650rpm...ive seen the fans as high as 5500rpm but the CPU temp was 76C (169F) then...Room temp is 71F Overall I'm very surprised at the performance of this air...Specs are in signature.
P.S. i happen to know that Apple decided to let the macbook air get hotter before ramping up the fans in favor of quietness so the pro may be the same temp just louder...or it may not...i don't have a pro to compare with, sorry...
Edit: 30 min. later, Temp stabilized at 80C (176F) and fans stabilized at 4650rpm. Cant hear them over iTunes music.
The fact that it is hot on the bottom means the aluminum is doing its job...unless you have real numbers this means nothing to us (internal numbers)...I had quite a bit of concern about this myself. I was playing Diablo 3 on lowest settings and the bottom was getting really hot. Uncomfortably hot. So I used a camera that I had at home from work to take a picture of it. I've attached a picture of what it looked like.
My Macbook Pro seems to get about 30-35 fps on RS while my iMac gets a solid 50fps (it's capped at 50) obviously this is due to the dedicated graphics.Haha I play Runescape mostly afk, while doing other things.
What do you guys get for fps on the console?
If you don't know...press "`" then type displayfps.
I like to keep my laptop quiet and cool, so I put the cpu usage to very low with low settings and I get 20-25 fps.
Also, what was that app that shows yours fan speed and temperature?
On the tip of my tongue but can't remember...
Both can get quite hot under heavy workloads. The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat. CPU Tjmax = 105C, GPU Tjmax = 100C on i3, i5, i7 processors. (Source: Intel) If you're not already using it, iStat Pro will give you accurate readings of your temps and fan speeds, among other things.I have a 2011 MacBook Pro, I just recently bought. When I have a lot of stuff going on, it gets extremely hot. The only game I play is RuneScape which the MBA can handle fine. So my question is, does the MacBook Air get as hot as the MacBook Pro?