Is Minecraft messing up my MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stiligFox, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    I just started playing Minecraft on my new MacBook Air (fully maxed out; 2.13ghz, 4GB ram, and 250GB drive). When ever I run it though, the GPU's ram goes to the max, the fans kick up to 6000+ rpms, and the temps get up to 170-180 degrees Fahrenheit.

    So my question is, will this mess up my Mac over time? Should I be concerned? I want this Mac to last as long as possible, so... What do you all think? :confused:

    Thanks guys! :)
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
  3. taffers1966 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    Apple state that Macbook Air is not designed as a high-end gaming computer. it is expected behavior and is part of the thermal management system in MacBook Air. I suppose that constant Gaming could shorten the life of components. Suck it and See. :)
  4. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
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    Minecraft? High end gaming? Hold on a second here. Ignore the above comment by no means is minecraft considered high end gaming my temp doesn't go above 80c but I'm running coolbook
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Barcelona, Catalonia
    Apparently setting draw distance to medium helps (according to a colleague with the same issue). I haven't tested that, though.

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