Is it bad to let my Macbook pro 13' run for 2-3 days or more?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cam13, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Cam13 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    #1
    Im trying to dl some stuff but it takes some time, so I was just wondering if it's bad for the comp to be on for many days (its connected obviously). thanks in advance
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    5045 feet above sea level
    #2
    no, you can leave it on for days/weeks/months/years at 100% cpu usage and have no issues as long as you keep it in a ventilated area
     
  3. Cam13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    #3
    Cool, thanks. I think you can consider a wooden table as a ventilated area? Air can go below it i think :)
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    5045 feet above sea level
    #4
    It is more of a worry of confined spaces where the heat continually builds up. If your computer is in a room, I wouldn't worry about it
     
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

    gnasher729

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    #5
    Just don't put it onto a carpet, or a blanket, and don't put anything behind it where the hot air gets blown out.
     

Share This Page