i7 RMB overheating

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Taglohman, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Taglohman macrumors newbie

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    hey all, I've been using my i7 RMB for lots of intense photoshop tasks lately and it is great when turboboost is functional, but sucks when it gets hot. Is there a cooling pad that would be reccomended/how are you keeping your RMB cool?
     
  2. steve60549 macrumors newbie

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    Can you give us more details about the i7's behavior? Throttling?
     
  3. Jester_ macrumors newbie

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    It's not really designed to do heavy photoshopping, isn't it?
     
  4. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    My wife's rMB overheats regularly using just Skype let alone Photoshop

    Make sure it's on a cool flat surface with no case else your in to cooling pads
     
  5. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Skype makes any Macbook run very hot.

    OP, the rMB is not a machine that can handle heavy Photoshop use.
     
  6. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Exactly my point
     
  7. Taglohman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm aware of the limitations on the RMB, and I've been trying to test the waters with the new i7 RMB. It can do a pretty good job with heavier Photoshop tasks (with the turboBoost) until it gets throttled and starts to slow down. I am not really looking for a reason, as to why it's slowing down, more just asking to see if there's a way to mitigate it (cooling systems, refrigerant etc)
     
  8. fokmik macrumors 65816

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    I have base macbook, Skype never made the mac hot,wtf
     
  9. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    It wont if you keep the base clear, but sit it on say a leather sofa arm or a cushion as my wife does so it does not warm up her bear legs and it will shut down due to heat
     
  10. steve60549 macrumors newbie

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    Taglohman same question here, looking for a way to mitigate the problem before buying. As I am not into cooling pads and stuff, I am wondering if the m3 or i5 might actually be a better choice if they throttle less or later. It is just a theory but nobody posted any data yet.
    Would be happy to go for the m3 or i5 because the speed difference is minimal anyway. Would be worth it if they throttle later.
     
  11. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    My rMBP does very seldom get warm. In hot summer days,however,I use a cooling pad with built in USB fans to ventilate away warm air around the laptop,worked well this far.
     
  12. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    FYI my wife's 2015 MacBook is a 1.1 GHz Intel Core M and only cuts out as I noted above I had no issues with my 1.2 GHz Intel Core M but I'm a coffee table user not a lappy one :)
     
  13. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    crazy how you guys are having your machines cut out, i play starcarft 2 on my 2017 i5 and it doesn't overheat and shut off, and like above im a table kinda guy if using heavy processes, only lap user when browsing the web and stuff
     

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