WoW, heating on MBP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by aiya, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. aiya macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if anyone here uses one of those plastic covers for their MBP? Does this cover cause any cooling problems (or any hinderance to performance). I was wondering because I play WoW in native OSX and maybe it's my imagination, but I think it's running a bit slower with the cover on. What kind of framerates should I be getting? What do you guys get if you play? Also does it run faster in bootcamp. I heard it actually looks different though? Thanks!
     
  2. iProd macrumors regular

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    What do you mean plastic covers? Like those silicon keyboard iSkins or one of those acrylic plastic shells? Either way, I don't think either should hinder your performance. As for performance, I haven't actually seen the new MBP in action (and I am assuming that's the model you're talking about :rolleyes: ), I think you should be getting from 35 to 90-100FPS, generally depending what area you're in and how many people are on screen.
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    iProd is about right - my 2.4 SR MBP gets 30fps and upwards, right upwards, under OS X.

    WoW puts the notebook under heavy load - I'd recommend against using anything that may cause the machine to be any hotter than it will be anyway.
     
  4. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    Agree with Mini...I use a Targus cooling unit under my MBP when playing WOW and it still peaks to about 172 when I exit. I am running full screen which is probably a blessing so I don't see that temp all the time. And I am sure my fans are getting a work out! Hope they don't fail like they did about 6 months ago and had to send my unit back in. What a pain!! But Apple came thru on the fix!

    Bill.....:apple:
     
  5. scho52386 macrumors regular

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    I use SMC fan control and it does fine. When it gets too hot, i max out my fans for a few, and it cools it down.
     

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