Boot Camp heat issues with games

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by stujohnson, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. stujohnson macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2006

    I loaded up boot camp on my MB c2d 2ghz, 1gb ram to play a couple of games...I'm surprised, it actually is quite capable of playing 3d games...

    I don't have any programs to control the fan tho, and I have heard horror stories of people cooking their MBs playing games in XP... is there any truth to this? any suggestions? I know the fans are controlled through firmware, but they don't seem to be as active as when under any kind of load in OS X...

    (i also have a targus cooling pad, if that helps...)

  2. mgmktx macrumors member

    May 15, 2006
    Set the fans as 3500rpm (or greater if needed) using smcFancontrol in OS X and reboot into Windows. That sets a minimum fan speed and it should keep your Macbook cooler than it would otherwise be.

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