Frequent Heat Shortening Life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gata, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Gata macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2010
    I'm kinda concerned about my MBP, though nothing's been happening to it as of yet.

    Basically, I've been putting it through a lot of gaming and encoding recently (this thing performs like a champ).

    I'm just concerned that any of this could potentially shorten the MBP's life.

    I know that excessive heat can shorten logic board life.

    When encoding, the CPU's around 200-205 degrees Fahrenheit, same for gaming.

    The fans run fine, and it feels to be about the same temperature every time (I use smcFan Control in OSX and Lubbos in Windows 7).

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You're not shortening its life by any amount of time meaningful to you. You're taking years off of decades, if that.
  3. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    I've often wondered the same thing.

    It's not so much the CPU I'm concerned about... it's the other components on the board that conduct the residual heat the fans don't kick out of the way. Not to mention the solder on the board. There's lots of stuff that expands/contracts inside and over time this can't be good.

Share This Page