Do you think my MBP will overheat if I disable sleep while lid is closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Star Nuts, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Star Nuts macrumors member

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    I'd use InsomniaX and would really only be leaving it on so I can stream iTunes without having to always leave the screen open. Just got my first MBP, so I'm use to always letting my iMac run except when sleeping/while at work. I'm hoping to do the same with my MBP. It would be on from about 5pm-11pm Mon-Fri and around 10am - 1am Sat/Sun.
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    If its a non retina mbp, the majority of heat is dissipated through the base so youll be fine.
     
  3. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    I use my MBP in clamshell mode all the time while doing graphic intense work on an external monitor, never had a problem. Apple supports clamshell mode (there is a support page for it as well) and I doubt they would if there were possibilities for overheating.
     
  4. spoonie1972 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. I do a fair amount of logic audio stuff while on external monitor/keyboard/mouse. it gets hot (especially the GPU diode readings) - but iirc these will shut themselves down if they think they're running "too" hot?
     
  5. dbdynsty25 macrumors regular

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    I use mine all day long in clamshell mode at work, and I've never had a problem. 2008 Unibody 13", 2011 Air 11" and now my rMBP 15"...no issues.
     

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