Mac Book Pro Heat

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

  1. kusircidomo macrumors newbie

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    Jun 1, 2007
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    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

    Xander562

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    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.

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    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

    Dimwhit

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    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

    Aniej

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

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    Boston, MA
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    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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