Does Win 8.1 run cooler than Win 7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ilian92, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. ilian92 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2012
    Quick question about Windows 8.1 on BootCamp. I presume we all know how hot Windows 7 runs on Macs, has anyone got any experience with 8.1 and if it's still the same?
  2. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
    well I think it does, I really dont here the fan in high speed playing games on Windows 8 laptop
  3. ilian92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2012
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    The problem is, Apple doesn't let the GPU drop into power save mode. If you have a MBP with an AMD GPU, it'll probably run hot on any version of Windows until Apple gets their act together.
  5. ilian92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2012
    Haha I see. This means Nvidia don't have that problem?
  6. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    My idea has been to make some type of algorythm code type package with optimized drivers to install Windows. It still runs pretty hot! I like Windows and it would be good if it ran as good as Mac Os on the same hardware but it just runs too hot and I am still tempted to put back Windows in Bootcamp :/ The battery life differs from Windows 7 to 8.1, battery is way better than 8.1.

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