Macbook 13 inch white dust collection

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  1. dogboy122 macrumors member

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    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?.
     
  2. DaKKs macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. dogboy122 thread starter macrumors member

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    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:
     
  4. dogboy122 thread starter macrumors member

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    upon closer inspection, nothing has changed, the issues are still here:mad::(
     

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