Closed Lid MacBook Performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DeadPixel217, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. DeadPixel217 macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    I'm someone who can't survive with only one monitor. Meaning I have a large external connected through Thunderbolt and another good sized HD monitor through USB. This takes up a lot of space and its likely when I go to Uni I will only have room for my two big monitors on my desk. What will likely happen is I will use my monitor shelf to have my two monitors, speakers etc and have my MacBook underneath closed.

    I know on the old MacBook Whites they could overheat when using something like Insomniac but I don't know about the new MacBook Pros. I've seen a few MacBook stands designed to hold it closed and take up minimum space.

    Essentially, will my MacBook be able to provide adequate cooling to provide no drop in performance if I use it closed?
  2. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    use smcFanControl to put your fan on full blast when connected to the external monitors.

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