Could using a case cause heat damage to Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by red321red321, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. red321red321 macrumors regular

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    Was using the computer under high load today and iStat told me the temp was about 200 F. I took off my Moshi hard shell case and the temp dropped to 160...
     
  2. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

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    I am actually interesting in same, I am using Kuzy hard case.
     
  3. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    Seems like you have your answer. Temp would be lower without a case.

    But as long as you aren't blocking the vents, I think the system would be able to regulate itself.
     
  4. red321red321 thread starter macrumors regular

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    in my humble opinion then, it is not worth it to use a case because you risk damaging or wearing down the system unnecessarily. I've noticed that temperatures are much lower when I'm not using a hardshell case.
     
  5. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    You can use fan control for mac to increase fan speed as the temperature increases.

    The only heat damage you should worry about is to the battery, excessive heat would cause accellerated depletion and capacity wear.
     

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