BootCamp runs very hot!

virginblue4

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So I've just installed Windows 8.1 on my 2015 MacBook Pro (2.5 i7, AMD graphics) mainly to play games.

I'm currently downloading GTA V (around a 60GB file) and have also installed a fan control software that was recommended on these forums. The fans are spinning at around 4000-4500rpm to keep the computer at 50C. Is downloading a large file really that intensive?

I'm now worried about playing the actual game!

Any tips out there? Also, like OS X, will windows shut down the computer before any damage occurs due to heat?
 

Vermifuge

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So I've just installed Windows 8.1 on my 2015 MacBook Pro (2.5 i7, AMD graphics) mainly to play games.

I'm currently downloading GTA V (around a 60GB file) and have also installed a fan control software that was recommended on these forums. The fans are spinning at around 4000-4500rpm to keep the computer at 50C. Is downloading a large file really that intensive?

I'm now worried about playing the actual game!

Any tips out there? Also, like OS X, will windows shut down the computer before any damage occurs due to heat?
I haven't had this problem. rMBP 2015 2.8 Ghz /w m370x... but good luck getting GTA V to run with playable performance.
 
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virginblue4

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I haven't had this problem. rMBP 2015 2.8 Ghz /w m370x... but good luck getting GTA V to run with playable performance.
What do you mean?

I've seen plenty of people using the same setup as me, some playing at max resolution and high graphics with next to no issues at all?

Here's an example: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7061852

Another example with lesser hardware than mine:

Heck, even the MBA can play it with 30FPS!

I don't really think that I have much to worry about...
 
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MartinAppleGuy

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What do you mean?

I've seen plenty of people using the same setup as me, some playing at max resolution and high graphics with next to no issues at all?

Here's an example: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7061852

Another example with lesser hardware than mine:

Heck, even the MBA can play it with 30FPS!

I don't really think that I have much to worry about...

You'll run it just fine lol My 750m iMac runs that game at 720p on medium to high settings at around 85-100fps. If I go 1080p and high-very high settings, I get around 30fps (so pretty much PS4 settings and frame rate).
 
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Any tips out there? Also, like OS X, will windows shut down the computer before any damage occurs due to heat?
In the case of heat damage prevention, neither Windows nor OS X will shut down the computer. The computer will shut itself down, period. Think pulling the plug on a desktop.
 
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GTA V is a lot more optimized for windows than GTA IV was. However I highly recommend you create an extra cooling system when gaming. I created a stand where the laptop would sit on, then 2 huge (120mm) intel cpu fans would blow air to the back of the macbook. It helped a lot.
 
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So I've just installed Windows 8.1 on my 2015 MacBook Pro (2.5 i7, AMD graphics) mainly to play games.

I'm currently downloading GTA V (around a 60GB file) and have also installed a fan control software that was recommended on these forums. The fans are spinning at around 4000-4500rpm to keep the computer at 50C. Is downloading a large file really that intensive?

I'm now worried about playing the actual game!

Any tips out there? Also, like OS X, will windows shut down the computer before any damage occurs due to heat?

Every time I get a new mbp which is every other year or so they seems to get a little better but still get very hot. My last mbp which was a 2009 or 2010 got so hot it made the bottom of my screen yellow. I was using it a work 5 40-50hrs a week for 8 months for it to do this.

What fan program are you using on the windoze side?
 
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virginblue4

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FYI - On maximum graphics and resolution I am getting 30fps+. If I bring the resolution down by one notch I am getting up to 55fps. I'm sure you'll agree, thats perfectly playable!
 
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