03-10-2010, 10:51 PM
That was me, and I meant if the person doesn't know what they are doing and undervolt too much... there will be instability in the way of hangs and crashes, which really isn't desirable or good for the longevity of any computer.
As for the developers of the hardware, I believe that they knew just what they were doing, and that everything is setup to run at optimum performance. When you have a good piece of machinery, why mess with it?
Right now I sit here with my Mac on my lap, while typing this, and yes it is nice and toasty warm, and when I am done, it's going back onto the table (which won't be long).
When running anything that get's it hot enough to fry an egg on, that is when my homemade laptop stand comes in, and has served me well.
I have SMC, but only to view my temps in my menu bar, with the fan speed set at default (Mac Default).
2+yrs of smooth sailing with it running hot when it does, which is already longer than most windows laptops