Fans speed up playing games

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Roadking714, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Roadking714 macrumors regular

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    Fans really kick in when I'm playing say a mac game on a rMBP 2014 15 inch with nvidia are these laptops not made to play these mac games or do all mac fans Rev up like that?
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Fans rev up while doing any GPU intensive task. GPUs produce heat, that's all there is to it.
     
  3. Roadking714 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    No, it won't ruin the machine. It's designed to run the fans when the GPU gets hot and this prevents it from overheating.
     
  5. Roadking714 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thank you and having the laptop in clamshell mode will it make the fans work harder?
     
  6. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the air exhaust is much more covered by the hinge when in clamshell mode.
     
  7. TheMacNinja macrumors newbie

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    Also, some heat dissipates on keyboard area (incidentally), so it's best to have her opened up while doing anything intensive enough for fans to kick up!
     
  8. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Fans rev up on my gaming PC as well when I start to game on my 1080p monitor.

    Don't worry about it.
     
  9. Roadking714 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks guys I'll keep it open when doing any heavy work on it
     

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