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I have just recieved my MBP 17" and have it triplebooting OSX/Gentoo/XP and so far found that in XP under heavy 3D Load etc it actually gets hot enough up near the screen on the right to feel like it actually might burn you. I suspect this is because the fans/power management is not fully optimised in Windows.

I know that I havn't yet got the full power management sorted in Linux so I am sitting it on a tray that provides plenty of ventilation until i get the fans and sensors sorted.

I'm gonna do some research into optimising the XP drivers but it was quite a revelation - never had a lappy get that hot before. Seemed to be more on top rather than underneath but I certainly woundn;t have wanted it on my lap for long
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