Macbook overheheating

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

  1. cmgerber macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    What are the temperatures? It may not be because of overheating, maybe bad RAM or HD, or a software glitch.
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    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

    Jun 6, 2009
    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.

Share This Page