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My macbook pro (13") is overheating when I connect an external monitor (27"). I understand it's a problem with the scaling and the GPU, but what are my options to prevent that? An external GPU? A docking station with its own power? I'd like to also get a second monitor, so I'd really appreciate if there is a known solution for this overheating situation. Thank you in advance.

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  • “Overheating” means it’s crashing/shutting down due to it’s thermal protection kicking in to prevent damage. A number of things will happen before this condition - so, can you better describe what you mean by “overheating?”. Is it just a temperature increase?
    – Allan
    May 2 '20 at 20:08
  • Also, which MacBook Pro do you have? What version of macOS?
    – Allan
    May 2 '20 at 20:08
  • Oh, yes, sorry, it's not shutting down or anything but the temperatures rise in the red spectrum and the fans go crazy. I've read on many posts that "that's okay", but if there is a way I would really like to prevent those things from happening
    – vedsil
    May 2 '20 at 20:11
  • The “red spectrum?”. Are you using an app like iStats to get this info?
    – Allan
    May 2 '20 at 20:11
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    See this answer I wrote for a related question: apple.stackexchange.com/a/355188/119271
    – Allan
    May 2 '20 at 20:27

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