vista overheating savagely

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by twerk, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. twerk macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    when i run vista... my computer gets soo hot i cant handle my hand there for more than a second before it starts to hurt

    os x just gets pretty hot the hottest ive ever seen my computer run is 70
    and i can hold it

    makes me think that vista is running at 90 ish

    oviously this is damaging to the hardware yes?
    and is there anything i can do besides not use vista?

  2. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    I'm not sure what you're doing in Vista, but the Macbook Pro has absolutely rubbish cooling. You could:

    a) Hunt for a fan utility under Windows to run the MBP fans at full blast.
    b) Run it under Parallels/VMWare and use smcFanControl to run the MBP fans at full blast.
    c) Turn off stuff in Vista that may be ramping up system usage - Aero Glass, etc.
    d) Use it on a laptop cooler

    And of course

    e) Trade it in for a laptop that is engineered properly.

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