Unibody Blues (cooling help)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThirtyThr33, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    Anyone know any effective ways to cool a MBP without changing the thermal paste? I'm kinda bummed that Apple didn't put more air vents or fans in the MBP unibody AND also did a crappy job of applying TP. People keep telling me to get a cooling pad for my MBP but I don't get how they would work because most of them are designed for laptops with a fan underneath them right? So how would that help a MBP even marginally?
  2. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2006
    Cooling pads simply keep a flow of air hitting the underside of the computer which will help cool it a little. Try downloading smcFanControl and increasing the default fan speed.
  3. Kleptomaniac macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Just use SMCfancontrol and make sure the air vents are not blocked, I don't find the heat that bad really. I just keep it on a flat surface and if I'm doing something intensive like video encoding I'll raise the fan speed.

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