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T-Bob

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
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Got the space grey and have had to stop using it quite a few times due to overheating. Would the slightly lighter silver fare any better? Also thinking its not great for L-ion batteries to get too hot as well anyway. I did used to use the rmbp in similar situations but the fan was enough.
 

KPOM

macrumors P6
Oct 23, 2010
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It shouldn't make a significant difference. What types of programs are you running? If you are overheating it may be that you are pushing the CPU too much, but it should throttle before it overheats. Do you have any utilities or patches that override the power management system?
 

ct2k7

macrumors G3
Aug 29, 2008
8,260
3,255
London
A non-darker device may not store as much heat from its surroundings, I'd ask Apple.
 

SteveJUAE

macrumors 68040
Aug 14, 2015
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4,042
Land of Smiles
Got the space grey and have had to stop using it quite a few times due to overheating. Would the slightly lighter silver fare any better? Also thinking its not great for L-ion batteries to get too hot as well anyway. I did used to use the rmbp in similar situations but the fan was enough.
Have you got a case on it or not using it on a flat hard surface ?

My wife had similar issues using her rMB on a cushion, on her lap
 

T-Bob

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
663
361
I have tried without case and with a leather case, doesn't make much difference. I have had overheating while web browsing and tried again yesterday with slightly less sun and was watching a video. Within about 30 minutes the heat warning came up, first throttling then warning it would have to sleep soon so shut it down. I think its definitely the metal absorbing the rays as the air temp wasn't very high.
 

SteveJUAE

macrumors 68040
Aug 14, 2015
3,968
4,042
Land of Smiles
I doubt a shinier colour will help much for your scenario other than maybe a few mins more before shutdown

You want a little stroller umbrella to protect it :) :D
 
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