RMP overheating

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  1. NoFear911 macrumors newbie

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    Model: Late 2013 integrated graphics Iris Pro

    I have been using this machine for gaming quite a while. Using Windows of course cause I have no choice (I'm far away from home). Normally I can play Dota 2, Lol and some other MMORPGs without any difficulties. Overall fps about 60 - 120 fps even in max resolution. However, this thing overheats too fast. These days, it can reach over 90 degrees in less than an hour and my fps drops to 10-20 fps even in lowest setting. A cooling pad doesn't seem to help.

    I'm at my wit's end. Pls help
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    i would guess it needs a damn good clean out.
     
  3. NoFear911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good idea. Should I go to the nearest Apple store (I still have warranty) or another PC shop?
     
  4. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    Spray out the vents with electronic safe compressed air. Edit your Power Plan in windows so that max CPU state is 99% instead of 100%. I would also suggest setting the rMBP directly on a surface such as a table or similar... no cooling pads(in my experience they accomplish little to nothing).

    DOTA 2 runs excellent in OS X btw.. and OS X manages temps way better than Windows... especially with an rMBP in mind..
     
  5. NoFear911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So a compressed spray will do fine. Tks for that. Btw, It's a hassle to change OS just to play a 40 minutes Dota match. I also play MMORPGs too.

    Now that cleaning was mentioned. My laptop was also quite hot in the bottom even if I was just browsing the webs in OSX
     
  6. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    Also if you enable Vsync for the game.. that can also help.
    It is relatively normal for the bottom of your unit to get warm/hot during use... particularly towards the "back" of the unit on the bottom.. this is expected. Keep in mind that the chassis is a component of the cooling system by design.
     
  7. NoFear911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In my case, it's a problem. Normally I don't hear the fan spinning or the bottom gets too hot during web browsing till this month
     
  8. squirrelonfire macrumors member

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    Drill holes on bottom of the case. I'm buying a replacement case off ebay to drill holes right now. All the gaming laptops have vents on the bottom EXCEPT Apple, what's up????????
     
  9. NoFear911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Your joke wasn't funny. I demand another one
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    An apple store should fully test it and give it a service under your applecare. Doing it yourself just using a hoover to suck out from the side vents can help but a proper clean out will involve opening it up and from your heat issues i would suggest thats more in line with whats needed.
     
  11. NoFear911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tks. I will go tomorrow. I believe this thread can be closed already.

    Thank you all for your advices
     
  12. Schranke macrumors 6502

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    Nah, we want to hear if there is a noticeable different after the cleaning:)
     
  13. NoFear911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the late reply. Performance drop still occurs but not daily anymore. I experience it once every 2 or 3 days when playing demanding games
     
  14. gngan macrumors 68000

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    I don't recall Apple advertising its MBP as gaming laptops.
     

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