[Heating/Cooling] Tempatures spike hard when running.

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  1. ISJ-117, May 11, 2014
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    ISJ-117 macrumors newbie

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    So recently I've loaded my mac with bootcamp and thrown windows 8.1 on there (I'm a windows server admin) when I noticed the top left corner getting quite hot.

    The issue occurs in OS X aswell and as far as I can tell its about 105 when zipping large files. Is this typical of a MBA? I know its not a power user platform but I have to throttle the CPU to 80% in windows just to prevent a overheat.

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    Specs
    Size: 13"
    CPU: Intel-Core-i7-4650U
    MEM: 8GB
    SSD: 512GB
    Surface tested on, flat metal with no vent obstructions.

    After-thought question:
    If anyone knows, would removing OS X completely and keeping it installed on a USB 3.0 flash drive void any kind of warranty if I should need to return the device?
     
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  4. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Im not speaking from experience but could the rate at which the fans increase as temps rise be too low?
     
  5. ISJ-117 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Possibly but then it would not stabilize at 95+c at 80% utilization. The fans would lower the temp and I could raise the CPU.
     

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