MacBook Pro / Windows Vista - Heatin' Up!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmFightSpam, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. jmFightSpam macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007

    Using Bootcamp 1.4 Beta (the latest, I believe). Have a MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, etc.

    OS X runs very cool temperature wise.

    Vista, on the other hand, is running quite a bit warmer. Is this expected? Or is Apple punishing us Windows users by threatening to melt our machines ;-)

  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Have you tried running vista and mac os x at the same time via parallels or vmware fusion? Is it even hotter then?
  3. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    Vista is known to consume more resources than Mac OS X, so it would make sense that it'd get hotter. Vista also lacks some energy saving concepts that OS X has. Anyone remember how much bashing Vista got because of how much battery life suffered when installing it? :apple:
  4. Helfeather macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2007

    1. SMC Fan Control, set minimum RPM to 3000-3500. (You have to log onto Mac OS first, then reset and go on Vista to have effect transferred over)

    2. Buy an external notebook fan cooler.

    3. Use your notebook in an air conditioned room.
  5. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    It's vista. It's just trying to break things.... :D
  6. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    download input remapper

    you can manually set the fan speed in windows
  7. pinwanger macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
  8. macexpert macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    Macbook / Macbook Pro Heat Problem

    Hi guys the problem with the macbook / macbook pro heat is as follows:

    There is too much thermal paste on the Processor and the Northbridge, This is resulting in overheating as the heat is being trapped by the paste and not being transferred to the cooler,

    The cooler is not directly on top of the chip as in most computers instead it is carried to a fan by a copper heat tube, The thermal paste is preventing most of the heat from being transferred causing overheating and kernel panics.

    This happens in both Windows and Mac OS X usually when using processor intensive applications

    How to fix the problem:

    Open up your pride and joy and remove the heatsink from the processor, Underneath you will see the C2Duo chip and the northbridge chip,

    Use a cloth and carefully remove the paste, You will notice that it has all dried out and is no longer like a grease but now like a hard silver substance

    Be sure that none of the paste gets into the logic board as it will not do it any good

    Remove nearly all the paste and refit the heatsink (Trust me this works!)

    put you macbook back together and load into mac os or windows

    The fan will fire up a bit more than it used to, this is because the heat is now being able to travel down to heatsink to the fan, Past the temp sensor! as it should do!

    Apart from this little fault the macbooks are great machines!

    This fault is well documented on the internet and really will fix your mac
    If you have this fault and do not do this you will one day get a strange crash, then when you reboot have a black screen and a few beeps from the speaker and thats it! Thats what happens when the c2duo's burn out (Inevitable if they cant cool down!!)

    Glad to be of assistance!!



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