Mac getting to hot, needs more RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zFrenchy, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. zFrenchy macrumors member

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    When i was playing a game i noticed my macbook Pro unibody was reaching 180 F with the fans running at 6000RPM. Would an increase to 4G of RAM make less of a workload on my Mac?

    Im wondering all of this because the heat will wear out my Macbook Pro much faster correct?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    More RAM isn't going to make your machine run cooler while gaming. My advice is to use SMCFanControl and bump up the miserable stock idle fan speed.
     
  3. zFrenchy thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have the fan control speed thing, thats how i know my Rpms and Farenheight. Ill also look into the cooling pad.

    Does anyone know if heat at 180F can potentially damage your computer in longterm?
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    it absolutely can and will if you use it for extended periods of time at that temp.
     
  5. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    Is that thing comfortable at all if you use the computer on your lap?
     
  6. zFrenchy thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thats good to know, can you tell me what is a temperature it should be at tops?
     
  7. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    not at all. haha sorry but i tried it once and on top of it being very uncomfortable i felt like my computer was on a constant verge of falling. its great for just being on my desk or when in clamshell mode in tandem with my ACD.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    well im a "cool nut" so for me i dont like it getting above 140F (60C) but if you want to maximize it's life i wouldnt run it above 170F (75C). i might get yelled at by a few other members about that statement but heat kills electronics so the cooler you can keep it the better.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    170° F is safe for mobile hardware. Not that I like it.
     
  10. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    haha true but you gotta agree the cooler the better.:)
     

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