Any danger with fans running a long time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hog Milanese, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Hog Milanese macrumors regular

    Hog Milanese

    Mar 19, 2012
    Pacific Northwest
    This might seem like a silly question, but when playing Civ 5, the fans run near full speed on the 13" rMBP.

    Playing this game for an hour or two, with the computer in clamshell mode and fans at full blast... is there any 'danger' to the computer or its components? Or is this just how it is with a laptop and gaming?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Answers to both of your questions, in order:

  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    It's this way with any computer and gaming. Using the CPU and GPU generates heat. The fan dissipates the heat. It's a bit more noticeable on a laptop considering the size of the fans. They have to spin more to move more air.

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