Airflow/Upgrading

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  1. Lindahasarrived macrumors newbie

    Lindahasarrived

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    I'm currently using the Macbook Pro 15'' (Mid 2012).
    > 2.6Ghtz Quad core/650m/16gb ram/samsung evo SSD. (Owned it for almost 2 years)

    I saw a neat little exhaust system on amazon that sucks air from the inside of the laptop and exhausts it out what would normally be the optical drive. Since the unibody design doesn't allow for that particular exhaust system are there any other alternative methods that aren't super ghetto?

    Thanks
     
  2. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Putting 3rd party airflow devices in laptops and towers can cause components to OVERHEAT. The designers of the computers know better than you what the airflow envelope should be and how it should flow, so stop second guessing them.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Aside from cutting holes in the bottom case, not really.

    Is your laptop doing something that leads you to believe it doesn't have sufficient airflow?
     
  4. Lindahasarrived thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not familiar with the airflow of the macbook pros really. I've assumed for a while that the two fans were intakes and the computer just circled around the heat.
     
  5. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Air flow is all about ejecting the warm air with cooler air intake - think about your AC system at home. By adding one of these devices, you can be compromising the air flow route that the cool air is forced around.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm sure the folks that designed it knew what they were doing.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The fans are exhaust fans.

    Cool air enters at the hinge, in the middle, while hot air is exhausted at the sides.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    No, anything will look like crap.

    Are you experiencing any heat issues? Why the concern about cooling?
     

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