Running at full capacity- Good for MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by danthorburn, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. danthorburn macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2014
    Hey, I would appreciate any advice as i am new to this whole thing.
    I am currently using a 2013 MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and a HD 5000 graphics card. Ive started trying out a few games and ramping up the settings on the graphics quality. However when I do this my fan starts going crazy as you'd expect and the laptop heats up. It seems to be able to cope running games at this capacity however is this good for the laptop? (it sure dosnt sound it)
    Any advice would be welcomed, thanks in advance
  2. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    If the laptop thinks it is too hot to operate, it will shut down by itself. The fans are going full speed so the CPU can work full speed. :)
  3. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    "GOOD" to me implies you're better off doing it than not doing it, in that sense, no, it's certainly not a good thing. The machine won't think you for it, it won't extend it's life or run better for it.

    Better question would probably be, "is it bad" and for that, I'd answer... "It's certainly not good for it"
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I just got done with multiple multi-hour marathons of X-Com Enemy Unknown. MBA was running hard. No issues. No problems. All is well.

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