I'm running OSX 10.4.11 on a Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz MacBook Pro with 3GB RAM. I'm using an external 7200 rpm hard drive (G-drive Q) connected via Firewire 800 for audio.

My question is whether it is advisable/safe to set the MBP to the "better performance" optimization setting. Just wondering about potential issues such as temperature if I'm working with a lot of tracks.

TIA for any advice.