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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mazirik, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. mazirik macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I've got a MBP and currently am running at 73C on the CPU, 63C on the GPU while gaming online (World of Warcraft). During play, I will notice a significant loss in performance, including jerky cursor movement and jerky framerate. I currently have a cooling pad underneath my notebook running at this temperature. Is this normal, or would this be something I would need apple to take a look at? I'm not quite sure what is a "normal" temperature I should be seeing, but I don't recall it getting quite this hot when I first got the notebook. Can someone provide some feedback on this? It would be greatly appreciated :)

    Also, as far as system performance is concerned...is it good to format/reinstall the mac os every year or so?

    Thanks.
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    There should be no need for that.
     
  3. mazirik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool. As far as heat is concerned, anyone have some feedback on that?
     
  4. durija macrumors 6502

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  5. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    For gaming it seems totally normal. Your GPU might even run a little cool compared to others'. :)
     
  6. mazirik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback, does take a load off my mind knowing this is typical for gaming. Appreciate the help :)
     

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