Running over 90 for the sake of EVE

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  1. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    I have recently started to play the MMORPG Eve Online again.
    When I launch the Eve client the temperature soon hits 75 to 85C

    As I have a few Eve accounts I like to have at least two Eve clients running over different displays.

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    However the macbook soon starts to hit temperatures of around 90C and stays there until I kill the Eve clients. If I also launch Safari and do a spot of surfing too temps can reach over 100c. Both clients run smooth enough but often I am playing for several hours.

    Is it wise to be running that high a temperature for so long. Or can the macbook cope. I know all about SMC fan control but heard using it wears out the fans quicker.

    Any views?
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I play BF3 which is very graphics intensive. I would suggest elevating the MacBook on a stand and keeping it aside away from other stuff to help cooling.
     
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    Unless you plan to place a cooling mat of some sort underneath the system, this seems like a bad idea. The system's fans won't be able to effectively move air from the front of the system with the base removed.
     
  5. redshovel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The MacBook already is raised up around 20mm using a cheap 4 point stand.

    I assume u mean the lower part of the Speck black protective cover I have fitted. Removing that all the time would be a pain.... Plus would it really make that much difference as airflow seems to vent at the back.
     
  6. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Is that a hard case I see? There's a theory that those can interfere with cooling. Try it with that off and see what happens.

    I play BF3 on an external monitor with a Retina 2.7. Temps don't generally go over 85 on the CPU and 81 on the GPU, and that's with the graphics overclocked to 1ghz. If I use it as a laptop it never gets beyond warm to the touch, except for the aluminum frame between the keys over the CPU and GPU.
     
  7. redshovel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it's a hard case. I will take it off for a while and see what happens.

    When running the above setup the aluminium above the keys on the left hand side get so hot u can't hold ur fingers on it.
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The vent is at the back but theoretically the whole body of the MBP can dissipate heat since it's made of aluminum. It may be worth a shot to try it without the case.

    Really I wouldn't be too concerned with the specific temperature. Yes that's pretty hot but that's to be expected with the load you're putting on it.
     
  9. Asuriyan, Mar 24, 2013
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  10. redshovel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just after running a bit with the hard case off...... Makes no difference :(

    I can get the temp down to around 70 if I up the fans using smc fan control. Just unsure what's best.....let it cook at 90 or run the fans into the ground :/
     
  11. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I'd say let it cook. The components are designed to run that hot, and are not going to break. 90˚C is not that bad.

    Furthermore, as you are clearly using an external keyboard and mouse, a hot computer is not going to cause you discomfort. Therefore ramping the fans up simply results in having an annoyingly loud computer.
     
  12. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    For notebook computers, anything up to about 95 Celsius when under heavy load is normal. It's only a problem if you start seeing problems (e.g. sudden shutdown or massive throttling of the CPU, maybe graphical glitches etc).
     

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