Bootcamp on my MBP runs really warm...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stu L Tissimus, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Stu L Tissimus macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    Question for you guys. When you're using Bootcamp, does your Macbook Pro run much hotter than in OSX? It doesn't sound like the fans are going on at all. Is this just me? (And this is just under a light workload, not playing games or anything.)

    Also, unrelated question! Is there a way to disable the eject button in Bootcamp or have it behave like in OS X? Right now in Windows XP, you touch the eject button and your disc is ejected, no questions asked. In OS X, you need to hold the button a bit. So can I disable it or change the behavior?
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    Yes, noticeably so. It's normal.
  3. triddent222 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2007
    Somewhere interesting
    Yes, Windows run hotter than OS X due to different Temperature Management settings. Use SMC on OS X and restart (do not shutdown) to make the fans run faster.

    As of your second questions, I dont think there's any way to make it like OS X unless Apple releases that feature on the next Boot Camp update (leopard i guess :p )
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The fans see to be a little less aggressive in Windows but they do spin up. You can set your fan speeds to be higher in OS X using smcFanControl before you reboot.
  5. cavebob macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Ill do you guys one better then setting fan speed in SMC.

    Get this program

    It will allow you to remap all the Mac keys AND adjust fan settings like in SMC

    Its mad
  6. Stu L Tissimus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    Hate to bump an old topic, but Cavebob, I just want to thank you for that link. It's an absolute lifesaver.
  7. cavebob macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    more than welcome buddy.

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