I'm currently running a 15" 2.8GHz Macbook Pro (late 2008) As we all know, they like to get rather warm! Especially while running boot camp (using vista ultimate). I would have hoped that a processor of this level would be able to make light work of Autodesk 3D Studio Max, especially since the feeble laptops at university seem to manage fine, if a tad slow. However, I appear to be sadly mistaken, since unpredictably there is a complete freezeup - at random, seemingly, from any task to moving an object, applying a texture, rendering. The more I press on in one session (having to restart, obviously), the faster it seems to freeze, which has driven me to the assumption that it is to do with heat. If I leave it off for a while to cool down, it seems to take longer to crash. I'm currently using SMC fan control to keep fans at 6200rpm for the duration I also have my Macbook sat on a Targus "chill mat for mac", one of those active ones with 2 fans in it. Yet still no joy. I'm rather urgently looking for suggestions, whether to do with cooling down operating temperature in Windows, or any knowledge as to whether it is another problem in boot camp. Thanks in advance.