Bootcamp bad performance, overheats.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ChuckHawke, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. ChuckHawke macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    Hey guys, Ive owned a unibody MBP since Jan 09


    2.53ghz intel core 2 duo
    4gb 1067 mhz ddr3
    9400/9600 Nvidia GPUs

    When I bought it, it came with leopard, I installed W7 Ultimate via Bootcamp and could play games for hours with no overheating issues.

    Mainly the total war series, like rome or empire.

    a month ago I installed Snow Leopard, and since that day, every single time I use bootcamp to play exactly the same games, It overheats, and turns off after a while, like 20 minutes.

    I've installed every single update, firmware etc and still happens,
    any idea on what's going on?
    any solution?

  2. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    Install Lubbo's Fan control. Install HWMonitor.

  3. mike2732 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    I have the new MBP '11 and I have similar issues.

    I installed Lubbo's Fan Control, but the readings it's getting are incorrect. There's a red "X" beside GPU 2 and it's just stuck at 90 C. Also I'm under the impression that it assumes CPU and GPU 1 are on the same die (because GPU 1 is integrated) therefore it gives the wrong RPM to the left fan... This in the end causes higher CPU temps...

    Is there any alternative to Lubbo's fan control, or do you know if it's going to be updated?
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Version of Mac OS you are running does NOT affect bootcamp / windows partition.
  5. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Agreed. It's more likely an issue with a Windows update gone wrong or something installed within Windows causing this behavior for the OP.

  6. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    Unfortunately, there are no options for us 2011 owners yet. the wait goes on.
  7. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004

    Does smcfancontrol not work on 2011 macs?
  8. mike2732 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    It does too - using it right now.
  9. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Are you using the most up to date drivers from the manufacturers? Or the antique Bootcamp Drivers?
  10. Udden macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    Set Smcfancontrol in OS X and the restart, the settings will remain.
    I got this tip in the mbp forum and it works ok, only problem for me is that the windows-startup sometimes hangs, then I need to redo the whole process.

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