Mac Book Pro Heat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kusircidomo, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. kusircidomo macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    I'm really new with mac products especially my new machine
    Mac Book Pro.

    Using it for almost 4 weeks now and realize the machine
    heat more than my old machine ( I used to have sony vaio ).

    I heard about this problem before,is there anyway that could
    reduce the heat ? software or something ?

    thanks :)
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    You could try buying a laptop cooler, or like me, take an fan from an old computer and hook it up to a USB plug and have that blowing across your keyboard.


    You could also try placing your laptop on a conductive surface, i.e. NOT a blanket/Bed/carpet.

    Or you could downloa smcFanControl which lets you manually controll the speed of your fans. This would make your laptop more noisy, but cooler.
  3. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I'm a big fan of cooling stands. I use my 17" at work and home. When at work, it sits on a cooling stand, which is usb powered. Noise with the fans, but it keeps the computer nice and cool. I don't use it at home, though.
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    xander, can you describe how you set that fan up and how it works with usb? I am interested.
  5. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I'm really curious about this too. That's gotta be one of the more creative ways to cool a computer! :D

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