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  1. #1

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    Feb 02, 2008
    Keeping Macbook Pro Cool
    hey all...

    so i just purchased a new MacBook Pro laptop and i've already noticed how hot it gets.

    do any of you have any recommendations on ways to keep it cool and not over heating?

    someone at Apple told me not to have it on my lap, desk or bed. um, well, it is a laptop right? where else am i supposed to put it?

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    Jul 26, 2006
    Mac Pro 8 Core 2.8, 6gb Ram, 2TB HD space, Geforce 8800GT//Macbook Pro 2.16, 2gb Ram
    If you want, you can invest in a notebook cooler. I got one called iLap after reading a bunch of good reviews about it. Its kinda pricey, but worth it.
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 08, 2007
    27" iMac
    People still call them "laptops" but these are not the days of old, when "laptops" were slow and kept relatively cold.

    These days, companies are very careful to call anything a laptop... they are known as "notebooks". They pack a lot more power and a lot more functionality than they used to... and require more cooling.

    So... anyway, get a lap desk or something.

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    The Vindicat3d's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 05, 2007
    Black MacBook- 2.2GHz, 1gb RAM, 160GB, Double-Layer Superdrive.
    The MacBook Pros are made of aluminum so they naturally conduct heat better than most other notebooks, so don't worry about it it's not over heating this is normal. Enjoy your Mac =]!

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    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2007
    You can use SMC Fan Control in osx and/or Input Remapper for Windows to control the fan speed and keep the machine running cool.

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