sims 3 fan issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bearcats087, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. bearcats087 macrumors member

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    i just installed the sims 3 and all its expansions and the noise from the fan is insane? is there a way to turn it down or do macs just not run games well?
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I would not slow down the fans, they are spinning for a reason. Macs are not great for games, but all laptops will do this when you are doing CPU intensive things. By turning the fans down you may overheat the computer. If the nose bugs you get some over the ear headphones.
     
  3. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

    bearcats087

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    my asus ul80 didnt do this and that processor was a joke compared to the 2.7ghz i7 so idk why its making my mac run so hard when my asus barely broke a sweat...
     
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I am not sure, but I would let it be. Macs have great fan/heat management... or so I have heard.

    Also keep in mind that metal is meant to transfer heat so it can get quite warm, so the fans need to do extra work :)
     
  5. djhyro macrumors member

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    maybe the thresholds of when to spin the fan up are set differently between the asus and the MBP...
     
  6. Jrv macrumors regular

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    That's probably why Macs last longer than Asus laptops...
     
  7. Cyong, Oct 19, 2011
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    Cyong macrumors newbie

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    Definitions;
    TDP - Refers to the maximum amount of power the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate.

    The Asus laptop you mentioned has an ultra low voltage CPU with a TDP of 10 watts, the 13 inch Macbook Pro CPU has a TDP of 35 watts.

    The Macbook Pro needs 350% of the cooling capability than the Asus (250% additional), and this is done with a faster (and thus noiser) fan.

    Edit: Not sure the % is correct, but you get the point.
    Edit2: Couldn't sleep, the thought of incorrect percentage had to be fixed.
     
  8. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

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    haha as long as it wont hurt my mbp im fine with the added noise
     
  9. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    At least you don't have to look at activity monitor to see if the cpu is running hard. You can feel the computer getting hot.
     

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