WoW, heating on MBP

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

  1. aiya macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    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


    Feb 26, 2006
    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


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    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


    Jun 7, 2006
    Southern MD, USA
    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!

  5. scho52386 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    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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