New Macbook heat-production while gaming (stressing it to the max)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dwayne82, May 19, 2015.

  1. Dwayne82 macrumors member

    May 16, 2015
    First of all: Of course I didn't expect to use the new macbook as a gaming-device. But occasionally, i like to play some "TrackMania Nations Forever" (using Crossover for OS X), some "Half-Life 2" and other older stuff. Actually these games are running very smooth on medium to high graphical-settings. They run even better than on my old MBP 13" 2011 i5.:D

    My concerns and questions: After about 30min of gaming, the bottom case gets uncomfortably hot. I know that the core-m processor manages its TDP and will not damage itself. But could it affect the health of the batteries and/or the MacBook in a long-term-view?

    Here is a screenshot of the temperatures (°Celsius) measured by iStat-pro after 30min of gaming TrackMania.
    (i assume one of the Enclosure-Base-Values is the battery temp)

  2. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    No. Those temperatures are well within specification.

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