crazy heat on late 2008 unibody macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GreenStripe, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. GreenStripe macrumors member

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    So, I decided to play my first game on my macbook pro, the sims 3. within minutes, i was getting temperatures of 180 degrees, and yet I could barely hear the fans. Wtf, are there no fans in this machine? Surely this can not be good for the lifespan of the computer, and it makes me feel uncomfortable playing games... Does anyone have any similar experiences or solutions? What's going on here?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Please search for threads on this topic first.

    We've had countless threads going on about how the MacBook (Pro) Unibody models have ridiculously hot thermal profiles and how the fans don't spin up until you're nearly at 100° C
     
  3. GreenStripe thread starter macrumors member

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    i read that some people use smc fan control to keep the heat down, is that a good idea?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's up to you if you want to use the program or not.
     
  5. GreenStripe thread starter macrumors member

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    What's a good base RPM speed to keep my fans at with smc fan control?
     
  6. elmz macrumors regular

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    I play various games on my MBP and I set mine on 5000 rpm when I'm gaming. I noticed that 4000 rpm doesn't quite cut it, and putting it on 6000 rpm (which I believe is the max) seems like overkill. Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. celtikmind macrumors 6502

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    I see a lot a fan replacements for Apple in the future... :eek:
     

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