MacBook closed clamshell mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by UltraNEO*, May 30, 2010.

  1. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

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    Yeah.. so I'm wondering is it a good idea or not?
    Has anyone ever killed a Mac this way?

    It used to sit at the end of the desk doing some very light work, twenty-four-seven (test server). However now, with the recent reshuffling, I've made it work in clamshell mode with no keyboard attached, just a wired mouse as that's all it needs... Everything else will be controlled via screen sharing, from the MacPro...

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    If it's propped up, with the cables at the back and optical bay at the front, display clutch and exhaust grill facing upwards.. will it be OK? Fans constantly whirling around ar 4300rpm... The unit is sandwiched between the PS3 and a power amp - outta harms way. ;)

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    Opinions please?
     
  2. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    As long as it's stationary, I can't imagine that killing anything. I would just make sure the fans have room to breathe (4300 rpm is ridiculously high, unless you are constantly doing cpu intensive work)
     
  3. alex.purple.mac macrumors member

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    How do you find out the rpm of the spinning fans?
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatnano/

    Install the widget from the above link, and it has a Fans tab. Click on it to find out.
     
  5. alex.purple.mac macrumors member

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    Oh ha, I already had that, but the fan speed was turned off. Silly me.
     

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