Running fans too high? Mac still not cooling down? Afraid for my mac's future...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CrossFireXT17, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. CrossFireXT17 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Hey everyone I have a macbook pro (from the Feb '08 Update). I'm running XP on it, and using smcfancontrol to pump the fans up to 6000 rpm. Is this bad for my mac? I'm playing Lord Of The Rings Online while my mac is sitting on an iLap. The Mac is STILL roasting. I'm afraid I'm going to burn either the ilap under my mac, or burn something inside the mac itself.

    what do you think?
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    It's made out of aluminum, of course it's going to feel hot. It's a conductor. Most other laptops also get very hot when playing games, but it's less noticeable because they're usually made out of plastic, which has a much lower rate of heat conduction (it's an insulator).
  3. jdwingnut macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    In the Redwoods, California
    Get a laptop cooler to help pull the heat away from the bottom of your MBP. Not sure how they work as I've not used one before, but it should help.

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