MacBook A1181 White

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  1. iJny9956 macrumors member

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    I hava a old MacBook A1181 White (2007) which i recently turned into a media center connected to my HDTV. so far so good, it plays 1080p like a charm!

    my only concern at the moment is temperature. when it plays full hd it stars to cook. also I have plex server running at all time, itunes running at all time. air server running at all time. so it gets a little warm when its on for a long while. at the moment i'm putting to sleep every time but I would prefer it to be on.

    i took the display assembly completely off and i have raised the computer to allow more airflow. but not much difference


    any tips, suggestions, deep thoughts?:confused:
     
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  3. iJny9956 thread starter macrumors member

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    if I keep the machine on with the services running:

    exhaust fan: ~1798-1846rpm
    HDD: 96-99*F
    CPU: 142*F
    Heatsink: A: 139*F
    Heatsink: A: 142*F
    Mem Bank: 126*F
    Northbridge: 135*F

    its warm, fans are nearly silent. = i guess its normal
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    when i play 1080p videos:

    exhaust fan: ~6270rpm
    HDD: 98-99*F
    CPU: 155*F
    Heatsink: A: 139*F
    Heatsink: A: 142*F
    Mem Bank: 126*F
    Northbridge: 135*F

    fan is loud, and if i keep this for 2hr+ the machine is very HOT! i dont think its healthy... however I never had playback issues, lags or anything.
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    so 13*F difference is making the fans go crazy

    i might get a simple laptop cooler and see if that helps.
     
  4. tntajalle macrumors newbie

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    what cable to hook up to tv

    Hi I just got the exact same computer and was wondering what kind of cable i need that hooks up to the Macbook to the tv? please HEEELP!!! i have an hdmi cable to use for my hp but it doest hook up to the macbook :confused:
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should help: How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV
     
  6. iJny9956 thread starter macrumors member

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    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10419&cs_id=1041912&p_id=4852&seq=1&format=2

    No audio will pass since its a DVI

    so im using to feed my reciever: http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10229&cs_id=1022902&p_id=1557&seq=1&format=2

    I get full 1080p with 5.1 DTS, DD & AAC
     

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