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

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    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 6502a

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    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

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  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    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

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

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    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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