Downloading overnight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hdsalinas, May 1, 2007.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    Hi,

    Is there a risk of overheating if I leave a MBP downloading files overnight?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. Not unless you put it under the covers with you.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    also remember not to actually close the lid as that will prevent heat from escaping.
     
  4. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

    dagamer34

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    Set the battery mode to "Better Battery Life" so that your processor and hard drive spin down when possible.
     
  5. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    I download at night all the time with my MacBook. I just set the monitor to turn off in 10 minutes. Works fine.
     
  6. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    me too
     
  7. TheMotif macrumors member

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    No. You shouldn't even be worried about overheating in the first place.
     
  8. gnasher729 macrumors P6

    gnasher729

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    Downloading files is absolutely harmless in terms of heat, so there is absolutely no need to worry about. If you do something harder, like encoding videos all night (and my MacBook has been doing that sometimes for five days in a row, two processors running at 100% continuously), just make sure that the MacBook or MBP is on a flat surface, lid open, and the back of the lid is not covered. Just don't do anything stupid like putting it on a carpet where the heat can't escape, or on a radiator or on some other electrical equipment that gets hot, and it will be fine.
     

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