24 inch Apple Cinema display +MacBook= heat

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by steve31, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    Just got one and noticed that the MacBook runs a lot hotter with this display. I am concerned about running it with my MacBook closed and the heat damaging the screen over time. Idles at around 64c and 75c - 80c when watching video.
  2. Big Mafoota macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Pontypool, Wales, UK
    Close the lid and turn the macbook upside down? Not a very elegant solution but It should work until you find out a better way.
  3. AstonM macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ive run my late 2007 MB in clamshell mode with my 24" Westinghouse since I got the thing. It does run a little warm, but I've never experienced a problem with it. If you're really worried, leave the lid open slightly, keeps it a bit cooler.
  4. maclover001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    I have the same MacBook as you, with a 24" Samsung display, and I idle around 48c to 52c, and up to 78c when watching videos. I guess it could depend on how cold your climate is.

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