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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:27 am 
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I've been having overheating / crash to desktop issues lately on my laptop. I've been turning on my AC and holding my laptop on it every 15 minutes or so, but that seems excessive. Does anyone else have this issue, and how have you solved it?

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:18 pm 
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I put my laptop on a single-stack plastic inbox/outbox you can find at Office Depot, or any office supply store. Keeps the bottom open so it never overheats.


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Get FanControl, and ramp it up to highest default rpm and lowest temps for speed increases.

This will help it to stay cooler longer so it doesn't have to play catchup once it's already too hot, also it will show you your current fan rpms so you can check to see if they are running proper or not.

Also buy the biggest can of canned air you can, shut down and blow it all out until the can is empty (you might have to let it unfreeze a couple times) to ensure all dust and hair, etc are out.

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You can get a notebook cooler for about 20-40 dollars from an electronic store, this would be the most efficient but these can also get noisy.

Or you can just buy a simple notebook stand like above mentioned, but these might not be efficient enough, but if these do work for you, they are silent as they don't do anything but keep the bottom off the ground.

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Ha, what a good idea, Zarnza.

I ended up buying a notebook cooler on Newegg. I had no idea that these existed. Thanks, guys.

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So, ah, I created a setup involving duct tape, an air conditioner, a cat tunnel and a couple trash bags for some icy cool action, but I still crash once in a while. Is there a way to update drivers, or is that done in software update?

I think I might just pick up a new MBP actually. I'm a Flash developer and my 4-year-old Macbook chugs along. Yeah, that's my excuse.

My cat is sad without his tunnel, too.

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My cat is sad without his tunnel, too.


LOL! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 10:12 am 
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I use one of those overpriced racks from Apple's Website "iLap" http://store.apple.com/us/product/TK790ZM/A

I also have a fan going usually, to drown out background noise mostly, but it helps cool my machine.

I've never had a shut down because of overgeating, but 14-15 months into using my MBP, after a particularly hot summer filled with gaming, my logic board died, and I suspect I melted something. On a positive note, during the winter, your warm MBP will be very popular with cats.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:46 am 
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Herro.

Sorry for the bumpage, but I just learned that OS X 10.5.7 was the issue. My MBP runs fine now. http://www.zeldman.com/2009/06/06/apple-os-x-1057-overheats-some-macs/

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