MBP + Win7 heat

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dmbfan41, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

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    Those of you who installed windows 7 on your macbook pros. does the case overheat often?

    Last time I had windows on my MBP it would constantly rev up the fan (xp and beta win7)
     
  2. Tobler51 macrumors member

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    my problem is, the FANS won't do anything o_O..
    i am using http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php and my fans are constant 2000rpm o_O

    is that okay?!
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yes with my Early 2009 - 15" MBP 2.93 windows 7 ran incredibly hot. I tried both 64bit and 32bit variations to see if there was a difference, however both caused it to run uncomfortably hot. Worried that I may due untold damage to my MBP I decided I didn't need windows 7 to have that threat.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    My MacBook Air, while running Windows 7 barely makes a whisper unless I load up a game. After I close the game, the fans would never slow down unless I let it idle for about 15 minutes.
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    My late 2006 MBP doesn't give me any problems with Windows 7 or Vista. If anything, 7 is cooler than Vista.
     
  6. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    And I thought watching youtube videos was bad on my Macbook Pro lol. Seems like the minutes I run a youtube video the fans start running at redline:eek: Two other friends of mine have a regular Macbook and they have the same issues when watching youtube videos.
     
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Is it a unibody? I have a pre-unibody MBP and after a few minutes of watching Youtube, it's warm on my legs, but the fans have yet to come on.

    Edit: I think it may be just a factor of what stuff is in the machine. I haven't gotten OS X to ramp the fans up over 2000rpm, even while playing flash in OS X...
     
  8. sMiK macrumors regular

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    same story, didn't find a solution yet. both 32 and 64. though 64 seems a little bit better, not too much though. overheats at some games as well and just freezes on a black screen
     
  9. SwitchMicro macrumors newbie

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    I have a worse problem with this. I find that once i've been running win xp for about half an hour the keys begin to stick randomly.

    I've got a macbook 4,1. I think it's an overheating problem, as the same thing plagues me when running ubuntu 9.04 (although there, the keyboard just stops functioning altogether for a second or two periodically).

    Incredibly annoying.

    I'm hoping windows 7 resolves the issue but i'm not counting on it
     
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