vista overheating savagely

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

  1. twerk macrumors member

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    #1
    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?

    thanks
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    #2
    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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