Macbook Pro Heat and Fans

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ant7783, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. ant7783 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I have a new generation Macbook Pro and I know it has been mentioned that they run hot when graphically intense programs are running and other media programs. Right now I have the basic software and iWork installed on it. What else could I use to help with the heat and what setting should I use.

    This is my first mac and any help I can get would be good
  2. nidrev70 macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
  3. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    Setting? I would recommend you put it into "Better battery life" mode (system prefs -> Energy Saver) instead of high performance. It is noticeably warmer with the 9600m graphics even when idle. I've done benchmarks in GeekBench, and it gave me the same score in both settings because it doesn't test graphics. So unless you're playing games or using some GPU accelerated software, it doesn't make sense use "Higher performance"
  4. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world

    Don"t forget about the surface your using the notebook on. Make sure it's one that will allow it to breath.

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