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My Macbook Pro has recently started to unusually overheat.

I normally play League of legends without lag, and have have a stable fps of 60. Recently, after 13 minutes of playing, the area above the keyboard starts getting very hot and my fps drops to about 10-20. Even when browsing just using youtube etc, it gets becomes warm, whereas before it wouldn't. Furthermore, I can sometimes hear a click every 10 seconds coming from inside my MBP.

My friend advised that it's because I game whilst leaving the charger in (even though its 100%) and that I should replace the battery. I'm not sure whether it's the fan or battery which is causing this. Any input or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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How old is that MBP and what is the ambient temperature in your room

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How old is that MBP and what is the ambient temperature in your room
13" mid 2012, 2.9 GHZ i7, 8 gb ram. I'm not too sure on the temperature, but it's too hot or anything.
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make sure the macbook is raised above the desk a bit (by putting a book underneath, to keep the rear fans clear of any obstruction


You could also consider a cooling pad in this weather, or like my struggling router, place it on top of a freezer box, like the ones you use in cool boxes for a picnic

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make sure the macbook is raised above the desk a bit (by putting a book underneath, to keep the rear fans clear of any obstruction


You could also consider a cooling pad in this weather, or like my struggling router, place it on top of a freezer box, like the ones you use in cool boxes for a picnic
ok, thanks! by the way. Is this normal? i'm running 5 tabs on safari, skype on idle, and VLC on pause. and i'm on 74 C
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You can expect that area of your MBP to heat up whilst doing any sort of work that will begin stressing either the CPU or the video card - totally normal.

If you're machine is actually "overheating" the MBP is going to shut itself off. Not shutting itself off - it is within tolerances and is not "overheating".

It has nothing to do with and is not because you're leaving it plugged in while playing and highly unlikely the battery needs to be replaced in a 1 yr old MBP.

You can download Coconut Battery to take a look at your battery health and post a screenshot of it's results if you would like.

On what surface is the MBP sitting? Hard surface like a table? Or your lap, bed, carpet or other surface where you could be blocking the air flow along the back side of it?

A clicking sound is troublesome - Fan or hard drive?
You could download something like iStatPro to check your fan speeds.

(some of this may be a repeat of above - takes me a while to post at work)
(have seen my 6+ yr old MBP sit at over 90-95C for hours at a time while playing WoW)

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You can expect that area of your MBP to heat up whilst doing any sort of work that will begin stressing either the CPU or the video card - totally normal.

If you're machine is actually "overheating" the MBP is going to shut itself off. Not shutting itself off - it is within tolerances and is not "overheating".

It has nothing to do with and is not because you're leaving it plugged in while playing and highly unlikely the battery needs to be replaced in a 1 yr old MBP.

You can download Coconut Battery to take a look at your battery health and post a screenshot of it's results if you would like.

On what surface is the MBP sitting? Hard surface like a table? Or your lap, bed, carpet or other surface where you could be blocking the air flow along the back side of it?

A clicking sound is troublesome - Fan or hard drive?
You could download something like iStatPro to check your fan speeds.

(some of this may be a repeat of above - takes me a while to post at work)
(have seen my 6+ yr old MBP sit at over 90-95C for hours at a time while playing WoW)
okay, thanks i've downloaded them! I don't think it's telling me my fan speeds :/ sometimes it says Exhaust:000rpm. Also, it's on a table. but i've now put a book under it. I just went into a game, with lowest settings and it started reaching 104C :/

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Download SMC Fan Control - link - it should also give you an indicator of actual fan speed.

If the fan is indeed at zero - it's time to shut the machine down and call/take it to Apple while you're under warranty.

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