Is this a viable setup!??

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  1. Laughingman13 macrumors member

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    So basically I put a fan near my macbook pro and set the airpower to Low to give my macbook pro some cool air.

    Are there any Cons to doing this?

    Would this accumulate more dust?
    Seeing as there aren't really any open holes in the macbook pro I am pretty sure it is resistant to dust?

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  2. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    Just make sure you're not blowing the fan into the rear vents, and you should be okay. What you're doing is no different than a laptop cooling pad, though probably less effective depending on how strong and/or placement of the fan.
     
  3. Laughingman13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Where are the vents in the macbook pro?
     
  4. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    The vent running along the entire backside of the MBP above the keyboard, with the screen facing you if opened.

    Older MBP below, but same location.
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  5. Laughingman13 thread starter macrumors member

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    nevermind didn't understand what u meant.

    Now I do sorry about that.

    the vent is barely noticeable lol.
     
  6. Mirabella macrumors regular

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    The fans inside the MacBook Pro blow the heat inside your MBP out, while sucking the cooler surrounding air in. The fan you are using is not blowing "cool" air onto the MBP, it's blowing the same temperature air across the case as the air that is already in contact with the case. Air from the fan feels "cool" to you because the increased air circulation is increasing your evaporative cooling. However, your MBP isn't moist and doesn't sweat, so it won't cool evaporatively, and thus the fan is not going to cool the MBP nearly as effectively as it cools you. If the fan was right next to the MBP, then the greater volume of cooler (than inside the MBP) air coming in contact with the case would slightly cool your MBP. As it is, from a couple feet away, I'll guess that the results will be negligible.
     
  7. Laughingman13 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK cool but what I was wondering is that should I really keep the fan on because it can cool my small work area. THat it turn will put less stress of my mac?
     
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  9. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    You don't need a fan. Apple actually built one if for you.:rolleyes: Trust me, the computer can keeps its self cool. Just use it with in the aceptable operating temps (95F is the max) and let the computer worry about its self.
     
  10. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Actually the maximum operating temperature is 105ºC.
     
  11. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but thats for the CPU. If the computer itself is that hot, hell will burn over. If you have the actual computer with in the temps of 50-95, then the computer will cool its self fine.
    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html


    Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
    (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F
    (-24° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
    Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
     
  12. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry, yes, you're correct. I misunderstood your post.
     
  13. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    What even makes you think you need to do that?
     
  14. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Not to worry.
    Not that big a deal.

    Nick

    Sent from my MacBook Pro
     
  15. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Get something to improve airflow, like Bluelounge's Cool Feet.
     
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    The fan shouldn't have any bad effects on your MBP.
     
  17. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    The contents of that water bottle and windows xp based workstation pose more of a threat than the fan.
     
  18. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    When I see specs like this it makes me realize that I need to move as here in AZ it actually gets hotter than the storage temperature for an UNUSED computer....and waaay hotter than the acceptable operating temperature. It's sad that I technically shouldn't use my computer out on the patio on a spring day, let along a summer day where I live. That of course is not Apple's or any other manufacturers fault, it's mine for living in this hell hole. Heck, in the middle of summer it will be 102 degrees at 3am in the morning. :D:D

     

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