Windows on mac help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rotator, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Rotator macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I use windows on my macbook sometimes to play games and I've noticed it gets EXTREMELY HOT when I play games like GTA IV. The fan doesnt seem to be going to it's full 6000 RPM even when the comp is insanely hot. Can anyone help? Is there I program for WINDOWS that lets you control the fan speed? I don't wanna melt my Graphics card...
     
  2. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    Smcfancontrol I think is the most popular one that most people use. Do you know what temp your running at? Cos my old mbp can easily get to 70 or so deg c. Sometimes with just iTunes, QT n safari. Depends what I'm doing. :)

    PTP
     
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Have no fear, because this is what's supposed to happen. The case is made of aluminum, which is excellent at dispersing heat. It's part of the design (yeah, I know, hot to the hands, but it keeps your machine cooler). Anyway, your Mac will not melt, so don't worry. I remember playing Age of Conan on my MacBook Pro for many hours on end. The fans would go full bore (6000 rpm, which is the maximum speed) the whole time, but the machine never shut off or BSOD'd or anything like that. Just let the fans work at full speed and game as normal. If you're still really concerned, get a laptop cooling pad.
     
  4. Rotator thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn, that's a relief! I thought My Graohics card ram and all would melt but you proved me wrong! (In a good way) Thanks a lot and yeah I'm probably gonna get a cooling pad. :)
     
  5. bcrguy macrumors regular

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    a cooling pad helps a lot even on a low setting, i bought a LapCool2 for my mbp because i use it on my desk a lot and it would always heat up, then i go to take it to a friends place and it would be in one of the "scuba" material type cases and would stay hot for awhile.. if you run a cooling pad it will DRAMATICALLY reduce the heat on the underside of your mbp..
    (i would suggest one that connects via usb cable (LapCool 2,3,4,5) so your not burning through batteries or needing an outlet for a/c power, i found the lapcool 2 works very well, but it is entirely your choice)
     

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