Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DarkRevenant, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. DarkRevenant macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2008
    I plan to start gaming a little on my MBP - maybe a little WoW on the os x side and Fallout 3 on the Windows XP side. I noticed the computer becomes very hot when I was playing Warcraft 3. Do I need to worry? Should I do anything to try and keep the temperature down? Thanks.
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Macbook Pro's get hot, everyone knows it.

    Sometimes they even run over 100C but thats normal when gaming.
  3. DarkRevenant thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Haha I didn't mean to state the obvious I just want to make sure there is no risk of it being damaged from becoming too hot while playing a game.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Allow passive or active airflow.

    I like mStand. Note the typical small notebook fans are pretty useless in pushing air, except for making noise.
  5. dutchrazor macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2009
    Make sure you can hear the fans blazing under Windows, but the MBP gets very hot and it's supposedly normal.

    Since the unibody is made of aluminium its a huge conductor, normal laptops get just as hot but you won't feel it on the outside.

    If you're concerned you could try installing Nvidia system tools under Windows, it got the fans running harder for me.

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