Keeping it cool?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BAC5.2, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

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    When I run Windows (via VMWare), I am usually running some 3D modeling programs in it, and Mail, iTunes, iCal, Camino, iPhoto, and some other programs in OSX.

    The computer seems to get pretty warm, right about 160-170˚F for the CPU. I'm currently running Time Machine over my LAN, and it's hovering right around that temp as well.

    Has anyone had any success with any cooling pads or anything like that?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    That is an okay temperature (around 75°C), no need to worry. The Mac will shut itself down if it gets too hot, therefore you don't really need a cooling pad, just make sure the vents have enough room to suck and blow air.
     
  3. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Those are not problematic temperatures for your computer, CPU's are designed to work at up to c. 200 F.
     
  4. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That makes me feel better.

    Usually, I just prop the back of the computer up on a caliper case when I'm running windows and everything. I'm sure I'm worrying about nothing.
     

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