Take off your case = reduced temps.

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  1. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    So I took my MBP out of its case, and the temps stay about 7C lower than with the case on.

    Try it out and tell me what you get guys.. Also try it on your lap, and try a hard surface such as glass or wood where it has good ventilation...
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That makes sense, as it increases airflow, but also severely increases the chances of damage.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    this reminds me of techniques like pointing a house fan at your open desktop tower.
     
  4. Hackster macrumors member

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    a bit off topic: will i get better airflow ( cooler temps ) if i take off invisible body by bestskinsever?
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    No. At least, not in my experience (I have experience with bestskinsever and Wrapsol on both my MBP and iPhone).
     
  6. Hackster macrumors member

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    alpha - Which one do you like best? Bestskinsever or wrapsol?
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Wrapsol. Bestskinsever has sort of a glossy feel that I like, but the Wrapsol is hardly detectable.
     
  8. Hackster macrumors member

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    Do you think they protect the same?
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Yes. If anything, the BSE is stronger.
     
  10. clickclickw00t thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea looks like I'm selling my case and getting some protective film. It sucks cuz I got the case for free from APPLE... oh well ebay time
     
  11. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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    I'm not surprised, most hard shell cases impede airflow and can trap the heat that comes off of the chassis of the computer itself.
     
  12. clickclickw00t thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly what it is. I'm doing video encoding now. Fans set to 4000 with smcFANCONTORL. 63C awesome
     

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