Is it bad for my macbook pro 13' if I play some games?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manyelski, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. manyelski macrumors regular

    manyelski

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    Hi guys, I have (uploaded) mac 13'. I play Dota 2, medium to low setting, on a big double-fanned stand in a chilly room (A/C). The mac is getting pretty warm on the right side. Might this be any bad for the machine?
     

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  2. leman macrumors G3

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    Being turned on is bad on your machine. Play all you want. Everything will be fine.
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Is it bad for your computer if you play games?!

    Why are people so obsessed with the heat of their computers lately, computers get warm during use, as does any electrical item! Just use the thing and if it catches fire, then it's probably gotten too hot. But you seriously don't need to be turning on AC and running wild cooling rigs for it, you will never dissipate the heat it produces as ... science ... stay in school kids.
     
  4. Frankfurt macrumors regular

    Frankfurt

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    LOL----
     
  5. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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  6. polbit macrumors 6502

    polbit

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    I used to play Starcraft II too much on my Early 2011 MBP 15 with AMD GPU. Sometimes hours of scorching hot laptop, fans on like a pair of vacum cleaners, once in a while sitting outside in the evennings on the porch in 90F+ Texas heat. Buy AppleCare they said, it will never last. GPUs fail on these, beware they said.

    Now my wife still uses it. Six years later. Not a single issue, even has the original battery with over 1,400 cycles and 80% capacity. Go figure...
     
  7. madat42 macrumors regular

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    You can always invest in a fan control program like TG Pro to help control the fan and keep things a little cooler (or at least start the cooling sooner than the default OS setting).
     

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