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

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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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.
 
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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.
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PBG4 Dude

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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.
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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...
 
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madat42

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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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