Battle overheating on a Macbook

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    Hi everyone,

    I think it's a generally known problem that Macbooks (and iMacs) suffer from an overheating problem, for the simple reason that the built-in fans aren't the best.

    However, this becomes troublesome if you are gaming on a Macbook (I know I'm crazy for doing this, but honestly the hardware of my new macbook exceeds all of my desktop pc's), and running a heavy mmorpg brings me at a constant of 95C during gaming.

    Any suggestions on how to counter this? When I'm gaming, I always use a cooling pad below my macbook, but it really doesn't seem to help much. I've downloaded a small program called LubbosFanControl which allows me to control my fanpower, but setting it to maximum power does 1) still not help that much, and 2) wear out my fans a lot faster.

    Most of the heat is expelled through the keyboard of the macbook, which has already caused me to burn my fingers during gaming (yes, it got so hot I actually burnt my fingers).

    I also plan to get it cleaned on the inside to get rid of any dust, but I don't think it will help the original problem.

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    My suggest is that you need to open your laptop up, clean it, and repaste the cpu/gpu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phanein View Post
    My suggest is that you need to open your laptop up, clean it, and repaste the cpu/gpu.
    That's what I'm already planning to do. However I can't do it myself, as it would invalidate my warranty. So I'll have to bring it to the store and possibly have to wait for 2-3 weeks (that's what the store owner told me) o_o

    Either way, I still don't think this will solve a lot of the problem.

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    You would be surprised what reapplying thermal paste can do.

    Which MacBook do you have btw?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    You would be surprised what reapplying thermal paste can do.

    Which MacBook do you have btw?
    MacBook Pro 15' Retina 2,3GHz Quadcore i7-processor
    1 year old.

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    Looks like you have a decent cooling system on your macbook. Still, the only two things you can do are replacing the thermal paste or blow fresh air directly into your exhaust fans. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    blow fresh air directly into your exhaust fans. :/
    What do you mean by that? There is no open space anywhere on my MacBook which allows air to flow in/out of it.

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    There is. It's on the back, somewhat covered by the screen. I can't really describe it and I'm on mobile atm so...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    There is. It's on the back, somewhat covered by the screen. I can't really describe it and I'm on mobile atm so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phanein View Post
    Oh my, I never noticed those! Are you sure they are the exhaust fans though? They don't feel hot at all, while the center of my laptop does feel burning hot. On my previous laptops, the exhaust fans were always the hottest part of the laptop.

    I've been told (by a Mac IT iirc) that Macbooks just don't have exhaust fans and that the heat comes out of the keyboard holes and the sides of the screen.

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