Running intense games while in clamshell mode rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nomad110, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Nomad110 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I wanted to ask if it is okay to play intense games with the lid closed on my 2.7/16/768 rMBP while connected to my Thunderbolt Display. I know it's supported by Apple and shown on their website and what not but does the computer have less cooling ability. I stand the computer up in a book arc which doesn't allow me to use it with open lid. Please let me know your opinion.

  2. Lindono macrumors member

    May 1, 2012
    I wouldn't worry. Computers these days, especially current-gen Intel chips, are very good at managing heat production. Just make sure the vents on the sides and the back are not obstructed in any unnatural way and it should be fine.
  3. Nomad110 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Has anyone done this without issue on a rMBP or even previous gen MBP?

    I guess I worry about heat build up on the screen...
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If it's a problem it will shut down. If the heat from the machine causes damage it will be replaced.
  5. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    You could close the lid only to where the screen turns off so theres some space for the heat to escape.

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