Mac Pro Running Hot with Unreal Tournament

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Avro, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Avro macrumors regular

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    I found my old copy of Unreal Tournament and upgraded it to work on an Intel Mac. Love playing the game but my Mac Pro (2.8 GHZ 8 core, 12GB RAM) runs really hot when I play it. It usually operates at about 28 degrees Celsius, but after playing Unreal Tournament for 15 minutes it jumps to 40 degrees and you can hear the fans whining.

    Anyway to stop it from running so hot?
     
  2. nasabaer macrumors member

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    40 degree celsius is just absolutely normal an nothing to worry about.
    its normal. you can sit down and relax as long as the temperatures won´t go over 60 or so...

    my mac pro (actual 6-core model) has about 34 degrees in idle mode.
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    maybe you can find something like 'smcfancontrol' for your mac pro. on my macbook pro, I have the fans run full tilt all the time when on AC power, so that games don't run the temp up too high.
     
  4. Avro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies guys, not so worried now. :eek:
     
  5. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    40? That's fine. I've seen mine go to 90 based on the settings.
     
  6. lostless macrumors 6502

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    there is no intel version of unreal tournament for mac, only PPC. The extra heat may also be from the emulation process of converting PPC code to intel
     
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    UT for Mac uses more CPU power than you'd think, since it needs to use Rosetta to run.
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    As others have stated 40c is completely normal. I forget the exact number but the processor in your computers normal safe range is up to around 95C or something like that.

    You never have to worry about a machine running too hot since they shut themselves down to prevent damage if temps get too high.
     

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