Extreme Heat in Boot Camp

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  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I simply sit at the login screen in Windows Vista, and the fans (by the sound of it) rev up to about 6000RPM, and I'm not even doing anything. The little rubber pads inside my Speck case actually get kinda mushy and stick to the bottom of the computer. I tried to remove the case and the problem didn't let up. Ideas? Temp during a game is about 200 degrees F, so that's not good. I end up taking the bottom off and propping the thing up on Legos.
     
  2. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    mine gets really hot in bootcamp too. im gona guess an say that the 9600 graphics card has alot to do with my heat, because it never gets that hot in OS X and i only use the 9400m

    does yours have both cards?
     
  3. NeoCracer macrumors member

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    It's normal... OSX has a better management for your temperatures and fans.
     
  4. mls64 macrumors member

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    On my 13" 2.26 I'm running XP through Fusion (not BootCamp) and it seems to run hotter and certainly runs the battery down quicker.
     
  5. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    Running Windows 7 on my 2.6 SR doesn't make the fans come on unless I'm playing a game. I haven't checked the battery life on 7, but when I was running XP Pro, it was certainly quite a lot worse than in OS X.

    I believe the reason for increased heat and worse battery usage is because of the Bootcamp drivers Apple has written. It would be nice if they updated them more often, but they don't really seem to care that much about it. It'll be interesting to see if anything changes with Snow Leopard, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    im running the windows 7 RC and i like Teej said the fans dont come on unless im playing a game. it could be a driver problem but also windows uses the 9600GT if you have that capability.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    how do you guys switch graphics cards (9400M/9600GT) on bootcamp?
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    you cant. windows forces you to use the 9600GT
     
  9. ArchXyrho macrumors member

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    :confused:Yea, i kinda notice that my UMP runs about 3000rpm on both fans humm maybe apple should issued a patch to fix this issued.:confused:
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I'm just wondering why you can't switch your cards on BC.
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I think there was an article explaining why they only use the 9600M GT and not the 9400M. I'm going to try to find it.
     
  12. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    Don't go blaming this on Windows now ;)

    The drivers currently available from nVidia and Apple force you to use the 9600GT.
     
  13. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    ha im not i like windows. im not saying its windows fault. to be honest i dont really care cause its not a problem for me.
     

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