Macbook Pro 15 Gets Very Warm - Does That Matter?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by magentawave, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. magentawave macrumors regular

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    We have two Macbook Pro's here. One is a 15" and the other is a 17". For some reason the MBP 15 gets much warmer to the touch than the 17. Do you think the 15 gets hotter than the 17 because its a smaller space to cram everything in? Does it hurt the computer when it gets warm?

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    It's not good, but how hot are you getting. Might I recommend SMC FanControl.
     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

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    All the 15's I've ever experienced (a helluva lot) have run hot. I'd say accept it and move on, and personally wouldn't go screwing around with SMC FanControl. I've got a 15" MBP here that's now just over a year old - it's almost burnt me a few times but generally ventilated right (iCurve ftw) - and it's been fine since the day it came out it's box. My flatmate has the same with a 2006 model - old, hot, peachy.

    No need to worry. ;)
     
  4. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Before I got my Core i7 iMac, I used to do video editing on my 15" MBP all the time. That thing would get screaming hot. Just make sure it's getting good ventilation (keep it on a firm and flat surface) and it will be fine.
     

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