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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hdsalinas, May 1, 2007.
Is there a risk of overheating if I leave a MBP downloading files overnight?
Nope. Not unless you put it under the covers with you.
also remember not to actually close the lid as that will prevent heat from escaping.
Set the battery mode to "Better Battery Life" so that your processor and hard drive spin down when possible.
I download at night all the time with my MacBook. I just set the monitor to turn off in 10 minutes. Works fine.
No. You shouldn't even be worried about overheating in the first place.
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.