13"rMBP with 2 external displays in clamshell

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  1. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

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    #1
    Hi

    I have just received my new 27" Thunderbolt display and I`m loving it!
    I currently use this with my 13" rMBP (Late 2013 8GB) open to give 2 displays.
    I have a spare 24" 1080P LG monitor that I would prefer to use as the secondary display (over HDMI as it has no displayport connector.

    Is there any reason I cannot use my MBP in clamshell mode on a shelf below the desk and run 1 x Thunderbolt display and 1 x HDMI display?
    Will this work? If so is it likely I would run into overheating issues?

    I don`t push this machine hard, streaming video is probably as hard as it will ever work.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Yes it will work. No it will not overheat.

    The word overheating gets thrown around a whole lot on this forum. Overheating by definition means the machine has heated itself to a point where it is dangerous for itself to keep running. All computers have fail-safes to prevent that. Should it ever reach a point where damage could be done (here's a hint, it won't), it will shut itself down for its own safety.
     
  3. Fubar1977 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

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    Thanks snaky.

    Didn`t think it would be an issue, just didn`t want to go to all the hassle of rearranging my whole setup only to find the MBP ends up running its fans at full speed all the time.
    I realise it will shut down before it gets to the point of causing damage I just don`t fancy having a wind turbine running under my desk the whole time!

    I`ll have a play with it tonight and see if I like it as a setup.

    Thanks again.
     

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