Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 20, 2011
    Laptop running very hot while gaming
    Hey guys,

    Well my macbook pro is generally pretty hot most of the time, but i've been playing skyrim A LOT lately and of course it runs very loud and VERY VERY hot.

    I dont have a laptop cooler so i've been using a small clip on fan on the side of my desk. It cools the keyboard area well and keeps my fingers from burning up haha. But im more worried about the inside.

    How safe do you think this is for the laptop? I play for hours (4 - 7 at a time) and it always seems ok and cools down quickly after but im still worried that im slowly messing something up.

    Im in the process of getting a laptop cooler as well as some canned air to clean out the fan area now, but would you think it's still safe to have it running this hot often?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    One thing that will help is a notebook stand. You can get one with a cooler or no cooler. I personally think that some notebook coolers are not all that effective so buy a good one. One that's quiet.

    As far as the heat doing damage.... over time heat is the greatest factor in destroying electronic components. Maybe you need to take more breaks in your playing sessions.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Hot temperatures when Gaming on macbook pro 15in
    By oryol in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 12:39 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-21-2010, 10:57 AM
  3. Laptop Battle (Looking for Gaming Laptop)
    By jakeummsi in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-26-2010, 07:41 PM
  4. Gaming Temperatures, too hot?
    By cyonir in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-25-2007, 02:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts