TV as an external monitor = nvidia + little hot macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Optimus Primes, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Optimus Primes macrumors member

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    Hey there,

    I am using a 19" tv as a external monitor via HDMI and the temperature seems to be around 57 C with my fans at 2500 rpm using SMC. And it only uses nvidia. I dont know if intel can handle the external monitor so I didnt try manually switching via gfx card status.

    Does that temperature seem normal?
     
  2. bamf macrumors 6502

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    If you hook up an external display, then you are always going to use the NVidia graphics. I keep mine in clamshell at work and my temps hover around 65 Celsius or so.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    yeah those are fine, there shouldn't be any need to use SMCFC. I haven't tried but the intel card should be plenty able to do it (it plays SCII at 4FPS on my 17" when I forget to turn on dynamic switching after school :p )
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    oh that's right, is that a hardware or software limit? wouldn't surprise me if it is just a software limit as usual, with apple.
     

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