Macbook Pro Gaming

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  1. crad159, Jan 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012

    crad159 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all.

    So I just installed Win 7 tonight to dual boot for steam and all the games I play there, (Grand Theft Auto, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Napoleon Total War, Empire Total War, Shogun Total War, and others). So pretty much I play intense graphic games but I have only installed bad company 2 and played smoothly on low settings.
    I also downloaded GPU-Z to check the temp of the graphics card while I game. I was at like 83*C while gaming and at a fan speed of 87%.

    Is this a expected temp for gaming on a macbook pro (mid July model)? Also the computer felt hot, but I guess they get hot for any reason...

    Update: After writing this thread, I went to play a video on Youtube and the computer shut down because the graphics card driver hadn't switched or something the message said. But the card is fine now (10-15 minutes after ending the game) it is at 62*C.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you had searched the forum (like you were supposed to) you would have found multiple threads about temperatures, leading to the conclusion that 83 C is not out of the ordinary, especially since you are running high end games in BootCamp.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    It's fine, why is everybody so scared about the temperatures on Macbooks these days?
     
  4. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Laptop is going to melt/burn those coffee tables and desks, I swear.
     
  5. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Call the Fire Department!!
     

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