Gaming on a macbook - wear and tear

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Venkman90, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Venkman90 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2009
    So, I have decided to go back to PC gaming and am going to be using my macbook (unibody 9400m) as a stop gap until I get round to building a desktop.

    Bootcamped with Windows 7 and Steam I will mostly be running L4D 1 and 2, Dragon Age, Torchlight etc...usually for a few hours but some sessions might run longer.

    My question is, as I use the macbook for work all day and browsing / gaming most nights (I hit the gym before work!) am I running the risk of reducing it's working life by a large amount? is the hardware likely to overheat / fail more often?

    Thanks in advance
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    100+ days played WoW and maybe 20 with AoC on my MBP now, it's 29 months old now, still going strong
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    yes.. using it shortens its life. Its best to box it back up in the box it came in and store it in the closet and never turn it on.

    But if you actually want to use your machine, then play whatever you want on it.

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