mac overheating with mabinogi

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  1. new mac macrumors newbie

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    hi. i play mabinogi on vista home basic via boot camp on my macbook pro (intel core 2 duo).

    the only problem is that the laptop really overheats and the fans start to spin a lot. i tried using smc fan control to raise the minimum fan speed from a default of 2000 to 5000 rpm. the temperature doesnt seem as hot but i dont want to have to tinker with my fans and overwork them if i dont have to.

    anyone else having this problem? is it better for my laptop to just leave it on the default min fan speed or should i change it?

    if i leave it on default, will my computer shut down due to overheating and/or damage my computer?

    if i change it, what min fan speed is optimal? thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If the fans spin up normally while playing a game everything is fine. Your laptop isn't overheating.
     
  3. new mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah but it gets REALLY HOT, hotter than when i play NBA Live 2008 (which isnt played online i'll admit). the fans start spinning REALLY crazy too.

    i hope ur right. i hope im not overreacting but it'd be comforting to hear some pointers from someone with the same computer who's experiencing the same things playing the same game.

    thanks for ur input though. :D
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's actually a good sign if your fans are spinning when playing games in XP/Vista.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Laptops, especially Mac laptops, get hot when gaming. It's a fact of life.
     
  6. new mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really? so nothing to worry about?

    i guess i was overreacting. :eek:
     
  7. simonpickard macrumors regular

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    "Yeah, that's actually a good sign if your fans are spinning when playing games in XP/Vista."

    Yeah you're lucky! I can't get my fans to come on at all on my new 17" Macbook pro in vista64.

    :)
     
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  9. HSJR macrumors member

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    BECAREFUL!!

    My MBP 17", is in the maintenance and the main reason is windows games!
    I tried to switch it on yesterday morning, but i did not start. I kept fallout 3 running at High Resolution for 2 days at my MBP. I didn't switch it off & I kept the battery charging at the same time to get the maximum performance.
    it is better that you takeoff the battery from your MBP if you will run windows games; that what the apple support team told me. The damage was severe that the motherboard was damaged. I am not sure how much will they charge me, because its out of the warranty.
     
  10. new mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ouch! im sorry to hear that :(

    thanks for the warning though. i guess if i play with the battery out, i won't have to change the default min fan speed.

    thanks. hope evthg goes well!
     
  11. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Taking the battery out will cause it to run in reduced performance mode, without using some form of hack. as long as you don't get a black screen or shut down, they should be fine.
     
  12. new mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay. so leave battery in and use default fan settings.

    thanks for the advice guys
     

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