New MacBook: Heat Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shot22, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Shot22 macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2008
    I just switched from an old Toshiba notebook to one of the new MacBooks. On my old computer, I had to make sure the fans/vents were not covered. However, I don't see any fans/vents on the MacBook, so what precautions do I need to take to prevent overheating? Thanks for any advice!
  2. littleg1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    North Dakota

    Congrats on the new macbook!!! I just keep mine on a surface where the air can go underneath and don't set it on your bed with it running or on a pile of blankets. There are no vents on the bottom of any of the Macbooks or the pros. Mine gets warm on my lap from time to time but not a "burning" hot. Good luck and Congrats on the switch. :D
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    from memory, i think that the vents are where the monitor section joins the keyboard/case section.

    you wont have to watch it that much, the new penryn CPUs run very cool compared to older models.

    it will be fine!

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