Macbook air extremely hot when playing games

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by species5618w, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. species5618w macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    Bought the frozen byte bundle. However, after playing Trine for several seconds, my 2011 Mac Air 13 gets extremely hot. The keyboard was burning my fingers and the CPU temperature went above 90. The Fan was going like crazy. Is it normal for the MBA to get so worked up for such a trivial game?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If the game taxes your CPU/GPU a lot, then yes, it will get hot. Try to figure out the CPU usage while gaming.
  3. komoornik macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    New Air's get 90+ degress easily with anything 3d intensive.

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