If your computer is getting hot will putting it to sleep cool it down?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Laughingman13, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Laughingman13 macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    #1
    For the MBP will putting it to sleep cool the hardware down?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Location:
    forlod bygningen
    #3
    Yes, as only the RAM is powered and the CPU and GPU are the parts getting hot. But there are also the fans which will cool down the CPU and GPU, so there is no real need to put the Mac to sleep.
     
  3. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

    TRUCRACKER

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Location:
    VA
  4. celticpride678

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Boston, MA
  5. piwi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    #6
    Putting it to sleep _in the fridge_ may help further :cool:
     
  6. Laughingman13 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    #7
    Lol my common sense is tingling.

    ANyways don't have room in the fridge.
     
  7. R94N macrumors 68020

    R94N

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    Yes, eventually. I put my MB to sleep after a long session and after about an hour it had completely cooled down. This is because the computer is barely running, so the things that get hot like the CPU aren't spinning as fast so they don't get as hot.
     
  8. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    #9
    Lord knows when your CPU is spinning faster than normal, you have a problem on your hands.

    XD
     
  9. elpmas macrumors 68000

    elpmas

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Location:
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    #10
    it's suppose to, if not then your house is too hot x_x
    use the fan control, it'll allow your lappy to run cooler simultaneously when you're using the lappy.
     
  10. hastyle, Aug 3, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012

    hastyle macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    #11
    would u guys know if this is true for bootcamp windows 7 too??? Im not even doing anything intense but streaming video and it gets really hot and goes into sleep mode.
     
  11. HighEndMac macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    #12
    hahahahaha I agree, some tingling is def going on.
     
  12. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    #13
    Ram gets hot as well.
     
  13. m4tic macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Location:
    SoCal
    #14
    Boot camp/Windows 7 doesn't support gpu switching; it'll run the nvidia gpu full time... turning the lappy into a hot plate.
     
  14. hastyle macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    #15
    ah ok, so do u think this is the reason for it going into sleep mode?

    thanks.

     
  15. m4tic macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Location:
    SoCal
    #16
    I misread your question, I read it as "Will putting the laptop to sleep cool it off" not "Will the laptop put itself to sleep to cool off"

    There is thermal shutdown protection... but that shuts the computer off.
     
  16. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #17
    In sleep RAM still only gets the sustain impulses. That is some 200-400 mW. That is really very very little. From a thermal perspective there is no difference between off and standby.
     
  17. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    #18
    don't put electronics in the fridge/freezer. it is a bad idea.
     

Share This Page