Steam = Full Fans immediately

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agentphish, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Wondering if anyone else with a 15" i5 MacBook Pro (256mb vram) plays on steam, and within 30 seconds to 1 minute full fans every time.

    Gets so loud it's distracting, does this happen to everyone else too? I mean i realize that I am gaming, but I wouldn't think something simple like the HL:Source engine would make this machine work that hard.
  2. drod400 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
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    I wouldn't say that it's working hard (your Mac should run source games with no problem), but that it's just getting warm. I'd rather have the fans blasting than components dying.
  3. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2010
    When I play steam the fans usually blow kinda hard probably 5-10 minutes into gaming but it doesn't really bother me that much. As long as it doesn't get all laggy and stuff, I'm good to go!

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