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Is there a significant reduction in cooling fan noise level in recent MacBooks?

The MacBook Air 11'' (Mid 2012) I am currently using has a fairly loud cooling fan. It doesn't help that it's on most of the time. Are the cooling fans in more recent MacBook Airs and Retinas ...
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Will running the fans at maximum rpm all the time hurt the computer?

I installed Macs Fan Control and I like to make both fans in my mac work at top RPM available all the time. The sound does not annoy me at all and I really like that the computer runs cooler. Will ...
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MacBook fans are running high even under normal load

My MacBook (non-pro) Aluminum is a few years old. Lately I experience the problem that my fans are running high even with moderate usage and the body really heatens up. It did this before, but only ...
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Is there a way to control the clock speed of the GT 650M GPU in a Retina Macbook Pro from OS X?

This is not about gaming performance. I've got that all sorted when booting into Windows. This is a 2012 version rMBP. The question is about trying to gain a little more control over the hardware ...
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Is there any way to ignore a heat sensor on a macbook pro?

I recently replaced the ribbon cable which connects the top case assembly on my macbook pro 4,1 (early 2008). My keyboard is now working but unfortunately the fans are reving up to 6000 rpms and ...
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Fan Control in Windows on a Retina Macbook Pro (Boot Camp)

Gaming on the rMBP under Windows 7 is a very good experience but I have noticed that unless I elevate the chassis there is a tendency for the automatically regulated fan speed to fail to engage a ...
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Is there an option of liquid cooling/heatsink replacement for mid 2011 Mac Mini?

I'd like a quieter/more efficient cooling system but I don't know if there's anything out there for a Mac Mini. Any hardware options?
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What causes a Macbook Air (mid-2011) crazy CPU cooling since upgrading to Mountain Lion?

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, my Macbook Air 13" (Intel Core i5) has become extremely noisy. The CPU cooler starts going crazy after just 10-20 mins of internet surfing. Before I could only make ...
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Which cooling pad to get for Macbook pro 15 Early 2011

I am playing games on my Mac. and the machine gets red hot. I'd like to get a cooling pad for it to keep it calm. After doing a lot of searching I'm thinking of getting a CoolMaster Notepal Infinite ...
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MacBook Pro GPU Diode over 100 degrees Celsius hot?

I was playing Trine 2 yesterday and checked the inside temperatures with iStat Pro after playing. It showed the GPU Diode at being 107°C hot. Is that bad for the GPU Diode or other components inside ...
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Is it normal to hear the MacBook fans all the time even if they run at 2000rpm?

I have an early 2011 15” MBP (2.3GHz i7 8GB) and I’m annoyed about the sound of the fans. I know how a defective fan sounds, but these do no sound abnormal, but what what is abnormal is that I hear ...
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How can I keep my MacBook Air's battery cool?

It seems that the best advice for battery longevity on my MacBook Air is to keep the battery cool. It doesn't have powerful fans like the MacBook Pro, so I would think that overheating is even more of ...
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Horizontal or Vertical stand for cooling a Macbook?

I have a Macbook Pro (2010 model) that I like to connect an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse too. I like to keep the lid down, and have it running almost all the time, 24/7. There are several ...
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How can I keep my Macbook Pro cool and avoid fan noise?

I use my MacBook pro for audio recording. With the summer coming up, the fans tend to come on more often, which can be a problem. Recording audio is fairly processor-intensive (especially when using ...
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What areas of the MacBook Air should I keep clear?

According to the User's Guide of the MacBook Air, it says: Set up your MacBook Air on a stable work surface that allows for adequate air circulation under and around the computer. Do not ...