11/6/10
8:44 am

Forum Question: iStat Application, over heating, and cooling pad

I bought a program for my apple laptop called istat menu which is a monitoring application. The reason I did was all the talk about over heating the laptop that I have been reading. So when I am playing my world of warcraft game the CPU will heat up to about 91 degrees C. and it will sometimes crash my game. So what is too hot for the computer to handle and is there any suggestions on how to keep it cooler? I have looked into maybe buying a laptop cooling pad, but all the ones that I have seen has the fans on the bottom and the mac book has its fan in the back edge where the screen meets the base, so I don’t think that will work for mac book is there a suggestion on what cooling pad would be good for a macbook pro?

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Topher

Comments: One Response to “iStat Application, over heating, and cooling pad”

    11/6/10 @ 9:32 am

    What makes you think that your processor being hot is crashing World of Warcraft? Being hot is OK. “Overheating” would mean that your MacBook would shut down to save itself. As long as it doesn’t do that, it is OK and shouldn’t be the reason behind any piece of software crashing.
    I would imagine that a game like that would cause your processor to be used quite a bit and it would heat up. That’s normal.
    As for cooling fans, they do work. The idea is to blow air over the bottom of the MacBook to cool it down. So your internal fans blow air over the parts inside, exiting out the back. And a cooling pad would supplement that by blowing air over the bottom.

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