I hear an airplane take off when I play LoL on my Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    I'm not sure if this is normal.. but when I play League of Legends on my Macbook pro, I hear like 3 airplanes simultaneously take off.

    If this is normal, can I just ignore it and keep playing the game without damaging the machine?
  2. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    Its called you GPU is actually working and thus producing heat causing the fans to spin up to keep it cool. :rolleyes:
  3. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2013
    Of course it's normal! Games stresses both CPU and GPU which makes them hot. The fans must spin up faster to dissipate the heat quicker. I'd be worried if I don't hear the fan spin up faster while the aluminum body gets hot as hell which leads overheating and thermal shutdown.
  4. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    OK... so hopefully I won't get burned after playing for like 6 hours straight??
  5. kelon111 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2013
    That's normal for laptops in general. A Windows based laptop might be quieter depending on what type it is.

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