Macbook 13 inch white dust collection

dogboy122

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Jul 12, 2012
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r'lyeh
is it common for this model of macbook to collect dust quickly?, because I am having some issues with my macbook, playing a game for a while (maybe 10 minutes) causes the fps to drop the longer I play, if i close the game i can feel the computer become much cooler, once it cools down i can play the game for a while again, but this seems like overheating. i think it may be overheating because of dust buildup (i can actually see bits of dry grass and stuff in the fan, ugh) the computer is used so i have no idea what got in there :p, so is it worth it to open the laptop and clean the interior? or is it more likely to damage something in the process?.
 

DaKKs

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Aug 15, 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
That does sound like throttling. The CPU gets too hot and slows down in order to cool down. Open it up and clean out the heatsink/fan with a can of compressed air. The 13" MB is ridiculously easy to work with. Compared to other macs, i mean.
 

dogboy122

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Jul 12, 2012
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r'lyeh
FIXED, cleaned up everything inside, there was literally a shag carpet hanging from the top casing/keyboard when i removed it, the heat sink pipe was coated in dirt! ( what the heck were this computer's previous owners thinking?),
but now everything is fine.:D:):D:):apple: