Is it just me, or when you plug an external display to the MBP, it gets warmer?!?!

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  1. fel10 macrumors 68000

    fel10

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    Sometimes when I plug my external display to my MBP, the computer will run a little warmer than usual. Is that normal??
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, it is normal, as the dedicated GPU gets used for powering the external monitor, and the dedicated GPU consumes power, which results in heat.
     
  3. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

    fel10

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    Cool, Thanks for the info. I was getting kind of worried. :D
     
  4. engaged44 macrumors member

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    Yeah it happens to me all the time when I plug in to another display. As the guy said above me, it's just consuming more power because your dedicated graphics card is running opposed to the lower powered one.
     
  5. imorton macrumors 6502

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    Will the integrated GPU (ex: 13" 2011 MB Pro) cause more heat if I plug in an external monitor too?
     
  6. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    You think THAT heats it up, watch what happens when you plug something into the firewire port! ~15c increase :eek:

    ... unless its in the high 90's, don't worry about it. (Unless the fan noise is too much for you :p )
     

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