New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

Fan Cooling


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
appleXcore

 
appleXcore's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 338
appleXcore can only hope to improve

appleXcore is offline
Does anyone have a fan case that they set they MacBook on? If so does it do any good? They have them at Radio Shack for $19 and today i noticed i was running at 82 degrees Celsius.. (180F) there is no way that can be good, I was running about 60% load playing an MMORPG, which I Do daily.

Idea, thoughts and suggestions?? Right now I am making due by setting my laptop on a 6 x 8 copper brick

OS X 10.6.4
2GB RAM
2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo
QUOTE Thanks
appleXcore

 
appleXcore's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 338
appleXcore can only hope to improve

appleXcore is offline
bump for more to see

OS X 10.6.4
2GB RAM
2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,122
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
I don't particularly like cooling stands that have fans. Most of them make far too much noise for me and they don't really work all that well anyway.

I purchased a Griffin Elevator for my MacBook right after I bought it and have been using it ever since. It raises my MacBook off the desk to where it can be cooled naturally by air flowing under it and around the back. The nice thing about raising your MacBook off the surface is that it gives additional protection against nasty spills which can be disastrous.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
Collin Bl

 
Collin Bl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2009
Location: Napier NZ
Posts: 3,282
Collin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S

Collin Bl is offline
This helped with cooling;


Click for full size
QUOTE Thanks
appleXcore

 
appleXcore's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 338
appleXcore can only hope to improve

appleXcore is offline
today i bought one of the stands with fans. It's very quit but there is no difference in Temperature. I still hit 80+ when playing my game. The enclosure temperature feels cooler to the touch , but the CPU temp reading is the same.


also cleaned it out with Duster Can.

OS X 10.6.4
2GB RAM
2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,122
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
I don't particularly like cooling stands that have fans. Most of them make far too much noise for me and they don't really work all that well anyway.
I guess you didn't take my advice about cooling stands with fans. Well anyway, you now have some protection against spills. Don't worry about the temperature. If your machine overheats it will shut down automatically.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
appleXcore

 
appleXcore's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 338
appleXcore can only hope to improve

appleXcore is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by chscag View Post
I guess you didn't take my advice about cooling stands with fans. Well anyway, you now have some protection against spills. Don't worry about the temperature. If your machine overheats it will shut down automatically.

Regards.


What temp will it shut down at ?

OS X 10.6.4
2GB RAM
2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo
QUOTE Thanks
coaster

 
coaster's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 04, 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 63
coaster is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 27" iMac - Intel Core 2 Duo - 3.06 MHz - 4GB RAM - 1TB HD - ATI Radeon 4850 512MB video

coaster is offline
Obviously the machines with the aluminum cases are using the case itself as a heat sink to radiate heat. I've wondered whether attaching metal fins would improve that. Maybe making something from cpu heat sinks? I dunno. Just a wild and crazy thought. Having a nice quiet machine and then having to run a fan seems kind of silly.

~Tim~
Throw the bums out!! Bye Bye Bums
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Using internal HDs as backup | Question about video card slots in PC »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Macbook Pro, extreme fan RPMs Lindis Apple Notebooks 3 10-20-2009 08:14 AM
electrical help - cooling fan for entertainment center eric Schweb's Lounge 0 03-10-2008 07:52 PM
Latest patch doesnt let cooling fan relax? blurgh OS X - Operating System 0 09-02-2006 05:55 AM
cooling fan of PM8600 jasonpaul Other Hardware and Peripherals 4 09-18-2004 04:26 AM
17" Cooling Fan Or Not? mimmyhonker Apple Notebooks 3 01-26-2004 08:24 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?