MBA 2010: completely no CPU throttling?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CuteBaby, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. CuteBaby macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2010
    There have been many brief posts mentioning that unlike previous MBAs, the new MBAs do not slow down the CPU when heat goes beyond a certain point. Does this mean there is completely no CPU throttling at all? Or that it still throttles, but at a higher heat level?

    If there is completely no CPU throttling, then logically it should fall back to another common method of handling overheating which is to automatically turn off the machine (not a very elegant method, but at least it's something). Do the new MBAs do this? If not, how do they handle overheating?
  2. gmeltzer macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2010
    How do YOU handle overheating?

    Not a tech answer but an empirical observation on my MBA 13" late 2010. It seems the fan goes faster and faster, louder and louder! It gets much louder than my former MBA fan did.

  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    There's always going to be CPU throttling for when it's too hot or idle. But the new MBAs should encounter much less CPU throttling than the previous generations.

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