Cooling the rMBP in Windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by playsontheleft, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. playsontheleft, Aug 7, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012

    playsontheleft macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    I've noticed that, when gaming under Windows, my rMBP gets considerably hotter than it does when gaming in OS X. Under OS X it never really goes above 89º, however under Windows it reports 100º+. Knowing that the computer will apparently shut down at around 105º, this is of concern to me. While I'm aware that I'm unlikely to be damaging components at these temperatures, I'm uncomfortable knowing that my laptop is so close to overheating. Aside from getting a cooling pad, how can I help run the laptop cooler in Windows? I don't understand why it's heating up so much more than it does in OS X.

  2. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    Just get a stand that raises it up off the table if your so concerned.
  3. playsontheleft thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    I'll consider that. Do you know of a way to achieve the cooler OS X temperatures under Windows without having to buy any additional products, though?
  4. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    No I don't.
  5. eron macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    In bootcamp, it's always using the dedicated graphics card. This partly explains the additional heat.

    You can probably underclock the graphics card and cpu!

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