Macbook overheheating

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cmgerber, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. cmgerber macrumors member

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    My macbook has been overheating and freezing for several months now. I bought a cooling fan to put it on which has helped. What is the best fan replacement brand and how difficult is it to instal?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What are the temperatures? It may not be because of overheating, maybe bad RAM or HD, or a software glitch.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    First off, why is it overheating?

    What are your CPU temps like?
    What is the ambient room temp?
    Do you have a laptop cooler?
    Is there ample air space and flow at the back of the laptop?
    Are you doing a lot of CPU intensive tasks?
    Are you using ClickToFlash?

    Let's try and pinpoint why it's overheating before you open it up.
     
  4. cmgerber thread starter macrumors member

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    i am using flashblock, have a laptop cooler, and ample air. Im pretty sure there is a problem with my logic board but it only acts up when the comp is too hot. I am just trying to get it last a few more months until i upgrade to a mba and was trying to see if replacing the fan would be a good solution for this.
     

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