Should I avoid playing games with these temps?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jimbo1337, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. jimbo1337 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2009
    I have a 2013 rMBP with 2.6 GHz Haswell i5, 8 GB ram, and 512 GB ssd. I just installed Windows 7 using bootcamp and tried playing Skyrim, but after only 10 minutes of gameplay I went to check my temps and was shocked to see my CPU getting up to 95C and GPU as high as 100C.

    I'm assuming these temps are not safe, and would probably be even higher if I had been playing for a longer period of time.

    Does anyone here have experience with gaming on the rMBP and would my situation be considered normal?
  2. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2014
    The Great Lakes State
    It is normal, and your laptop will shut itself when the need arises.
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    That's pretty normal for programs such as games that will tax a CPU. Just make sure that there's nothing blocking the fan intakes or exhaust.

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