Near-closed lid affecting MBP's cooling

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by basse, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. basse macrumors member

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    #1
    Does MacBook Pro's lid position affect airflow of the computer's cooling? I'm asking this since I'd like to run heavy apps on my 15" MBP using an external monitor and keeping the Mac almost closed.

    //basse
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. poolish macrumors regular

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    i doubt it makes that much difference, but why do you want the lid almost closed anyway. you could just turn the brightness right down or something if its to do with not wanting the display to show.
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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  5. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    Closing the lid will affect the temperatures to some extent but you shouldn't notice any substantial increase in temperatures because the macbook pro's cooling system is designed blow the hot air out from the hinge part.
     

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