my laptops been getting really hot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gelatin, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    and with me sitting in bed browsing its not very comfortable, anyone know if this cooling mat is any good or any other decent ones?
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=221693&doy=20m1#overview

    or could it be that i need to take apart my laptop and clean the dust? if so that would be a good time to get a larger hard drive and better graphics card if thats possible as my mac wont play hd vids atm, its all stuttery
     
  2. S600MBUSA macrumors regular

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    Have you tried using smcFanControl to bump up your cooling fan speeds?

    If you're using it in bed, be sure that your sheets aren't blocking any of the vents.
     
  3. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i do my best to not block them. im on os 10.39 so i cant get that.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    how fast is your computer? I think S600MBUSA thought you were running a Macbook, but if you're still on an iBook or Powerbook, you might consider upgrading..

    I just read a review that said (since the superdrives are being used less these days) the low end Macbook is the most bang for your buck in all of Apple's lineup right now.
     
  5. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its a 14 iinch ibook g4 coming towards 3 years old now
    1.33ghz 1.25gb ram

    considering buying a MBP when im in new york this march as its about £400 cheaper than uk price and £300 cheaper than student discount over here.

    anywaay cooling mat yaay or nay?
     
  6. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    got a program to monitor temperatures in my computer, is it normal for the mac to get hotter when charging?
     
  7. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Yep. That's normal.
     
  8. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    most of the temps are around 50 degrees celsius
     
  9. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my processor bottomside is about 62 degress celsius tonight
    is that safe? its very uncomfortable to have on my lap :(
     

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