Cooling, the way to lose heat.

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What's the most effective way to cool down a MBP 13

I have a MacBook Pro 13 retina, which I've just recently started playing Call of Duty on, and I thought if I just blasted my fans the temperature would be kept in check. However, I only checked the ...
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Gaming - MBP runs too hot

When I play Diablo 3 on my MBP (late 2011) the computer gets unbelievably hot. It gets to be too hot to touch near where the screen connects to the keyboard. I get the feeling like this is ...
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Does removing the Mac Mini back help with cooling

I am going to put my mac mini in a closet and I'm buying the following system to put underneath it. http://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-CLOUDPLATE-cooling-Theater/dp/B00ZQMP6RO Now if I remove the ...
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Diagnosing cooling issues on MacBook Air

I suspect the fan on my 2011 MacBook Air is not cooling efficiently, as it runs over 5000 RPM when I'm browsing the web and the CPU is around 75% idle. Is there any published benchmark for what the ...
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How bad is it when the fan is running?

I have an early 2013 MBPr. Most of the time the stuff I do (some Eclipse development) is lightweight enough to keep the machine without running the fan and sticking to the integrated graphics. I might ...
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MacBook Pro fan running with no CPU load and computer is COLD

Under normal circumstances (not installed new programs recently; had the usual programs running) I found my MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2015) with the fans running at average speed. I always have the ...
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Cooling pad for 2015 Macbook Pro 15"?

There's a thread about the 2011 model, but it doesn't have an answer and that was a lot of technology ago. A lot of people have said that the macbook will handle it's own cooling process, but mine is ...
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Is SmcFanControl safe to use on 2015 MBP

My 2015 MacBook hasn't got any hotter then it normally does since I brought it. The only issue is not it is the hot weather my 2015 MBP is now making me feel hot (due to feeling the heat on my lap). ...
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How do I know my mac turns off because of overheating?

My Macbook Pro (Yosemite) early 2011 sometimes unexpectedly turns off when running heavy tasks on battery power. Is there a way to confirm this is because of overheating? Here's a part of ...
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How do I shut off a USB fan automatically when the Mac goes to sleep?

I have a Mac Mini 1.1 on which I updated the EFI firmware to v2.1 and installed Mac OS X 10.7 I'm wondering how I can cool the Mac with an external fan somehow. I found the internal cooling to be ...
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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 ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro reach high temperatures when running?

I have my MacBook Pro sitting on my desk and it's consistently over 160 degrees. It is almost too hot to touch in some places on the casing.