Closed Lid MacBook Performance?

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

  1. DeadPixel217 macrumors member

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    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

    NZed

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    use smcFanControl to put your fan on full blast when connected to the external monitors.
     

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