MBP 2011 15" Heat issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dnlt, May 21, 2012.

  1. dnlt macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I have the early MBP 2011 model and I am having issues when playing games (Diablo 3 - bootcamp). After 30 min. or so of playing, the temperatures get up to 90-100 Deg. Celsius. When it reaches this temp. my performance goes way down. My FPS literally drops dramatically. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem or there is a problem with my heatsink/fan. I use smc to controll the fans and it is always put to 6200rpm when I play games. Will playing for a couple hours shorten my hardware lifespan because of this?

    I just want to find a solution to keep my gpu/cpu temp. under 90 deg.

    Edit:Oh sorry, I just found out I wrote this in the wrong section.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It's normal to see high temps when gaming. The laggyness is the CPU throttling to try and cool down after that is a forced shut down. It shouldn't do it to be honest. If your out of warranty open the bottom up and blow it all out with compressed air. If that dosnt help reapplying a decent thermal paste will. If your under warranty take it in to apple and show them the issue.
  3. dnlt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    My computer never shuts down, but it does throttle. I am just wondering if anyone else with my model does the same thing/ gets as hot as mine does. I will try to replace the thermal past as you mentioned. Hopefully this will lower it.
  4. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    I run D3 in OS X fine.

    Have run other games in bootcamp fine. The fans get loud, but i haven't noticed any throttling.

    I have the 2.2 with 6750M though, not sure if you have the 6490 or 6750?

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