MBP gets really hot when running vmware fusion "vista install"

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  1. cdembek macrumors regular

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    Any reason why if I run vmware fusion my mbp gets really really hot?? Also happens when I run ies4osx (IE6).

    Need to run these programs so I can test webpages in IE6 & IE7.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. VMWware (It's a virtual machine. It's going to use a lot of CPU time unless it's idle.)

    2. ies4osx (Darwine and X11 overhead. Not to mention the plug-ins.)
     
  3. cdembek thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this is normal? Still new to mac's and want to make sure I am not causing issues to my mbp.

    temp runs ~ 168 deg F with these programs
     
  4. space1nvaders macrumors regular

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    Vista makes MBP really hot

    VMWare can use both CPU's. Try comparing the difference between running 1 CPU and 2 CPU's.

    You should have another 1GB installed to handle the memory.

    Check to see if any background applications are running on Windows.

    I would go into the Advanced System Settings and use Best Performance.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    168°F is nothing.
     
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  8. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    I'd just like to point out that when XP came out in 2001, it hardly worked with anything, and it wasn't the stable OS we all know and love until XP service pack 2. Vista is in the same boat. It will get better. I had it on my Dell XPS laptop the week Vista came out. It worked. It was slow, however my scores for the vista experience were a lot higher than the computers they're selling Vista on now.

    Everyone has short memories. Please remember that XP sucked at first too.
     
  9. cdembek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip, didn't know of all these other settings.... I have 4 gigs installed

    BTW This is not going to come as a surprise to anyone, but the install of vista crashes all the time in vmware fusion....
     
  10. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If this causes your MBP to be uncomfortable to use, check out the smcFanControl freeware program.

    It's a little took that runs on the menu bar that allows you to run the fans inside your MBP faster than the defaults, which can help keep it cooler.
     
  11. cdembek thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that was the second program I loaded when I got my MBP (love it).

    Well I adjusted to use 4gigs of ram and dual processors.... now running at 135 deg F and no delay (so much cooler)

    Running on the mac Dreamweaver, Fireworks, FireFox 2, I tunes
    Running in VMware vista with IE 7 and Firefox 3 running

    thanks for the tips!!!
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's not nothing, but it's on average when you're doing all these things.
     

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