Am I Hurting my MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by barryf43, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. barryf43 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I normally keep my MBA running 24/7 with Parallels and Windows XP open. I use Time Machine, which backs up every hour. Whenever it is backing up, my CPU temp is + / - 180 F and the cooling fans are running at 6500 rpm. Is this normal? Is there any risk that the computer will be damaged because of the high temps?

    Thanks,

    Barry
     
  2. Oli3000 macrumors regular

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    Perhaps if it was running at those temperatures for 24/7, yes. But still, it would take a long time. It is designed to be able to run at that temperature, if it was damaging, then it would hit Tmax and automatically shut down.
     
  3. iExpensive macrumors 6502

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    If it's not a desktop, it shouldn't be treated as such. :p
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    If I had an MBA I'm not sure if I would run it the same way as my MBP. I do use the MBP just as if it was a desktop and it does quite well.
     

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