MBP closing while playing world of warcraft with 27inch LED

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  1. finalcut macrumors 6502

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    I am playing world of warcraft with my unibody macbook pro 15 inch 2.53GHz with 6GB of ram and a SSD hard drive.

    I also have a 27 inch led cinema display. My macbook pro is runing very hot, near 100C and everything turns off while playing. But this isnt hotter than before I got my Led display.

    It never happened before having my monitor. That monitor is brand new.

    anyone having the same issue? prolly a temperature issue and what can I do?
     
  2. Chilla Frilla macrumors member

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    100 C?! Jesus. Flip that MacBook Pro over and fry and egg while you're at it!

    It is normal that a MacBook Pro would be stressed while gaming on an external display like the 27" LED Cinema Display, as it requires more for the notebook to power a 2560 by 1440 display rather than the lower 1680 by 1050 / 1440 by 900 resolution.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    well running lid closed boasts a series of heat dissipation issues, so of course it will run hotter.
     
  4. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    actually, I am not runing the MBP with the lid closed.
    I am wondering if a laptop cooler would help. Those with 2-3 fans. But I dont know any good ones to buy
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    oh gotcha, (pretty hungover..) so i take it by closing you meant shutting down?
    in that case i would suggest taking it to apple and asking for a re appliance of the thermal paste.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Unscrew the bottom, and see if there's a lot of dust around the fans, which would lower the air circulation.
     
  7. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm good idea thanks
     
  8. neondrgns macrumors regular

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    its prob none of those

    with a 27" screen the gpu works that much harder
    its over heating cause its working a lot more than usual
    I am on a 21" screen and using native resolution for some low graphics games and its making my temp spike as well
     

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