any cooling problems ???

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  1. yutyues macrumors newbie

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  3. cjoy macrumors member

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    test it yourself?
    place the macbook upright in clamshell mode as you would with the dock and see if it affects the temp for you. If it doesnt, neither will the dock.
     
  4. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Henge says this about their product and cooling, it's on their website in the FAQ.

     
  5. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    The real question to ask is "does it cover the left side of the display hinge." That's where most of the heat produced by the machine is vented, open or closed (there's a dGPU heat sink on the other side, but the CPU is likely to heat up more often). From the image it looks like it just barely covers the very left edge of the hinge, probably less than an inch. Seems to me like it should be fine.
     
  6. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    That covers the CPU side of the MBP with plastic, it will certainly heat up a little more.
     
  7. Yahooligan, Sep 12, 2013
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    Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    With the Unibody MBPs, whether it's 2010 or 2012, there are no fans or heat pipes specific to the GPU or CPU. Both fans operate in unison and both heat pipes pull heat from both the GPU and CPU heatsinks, which are in a fore/aft position in the center of the logic board, not a left-right position.

    The rear of the dock may cover part of the fan vent, but due to the orientation of the laptop it shouldn't be an issue (Heat rises).

    As for covering the "CPU side" with plastic, the dock doesn't cover any part of the case where the CPU is located and, in fact, offers more uncovered surface area for passive cooling than when sitting flat on the desk.
     

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