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 Evo

Will this cooling pad work well for my machine? I am not able to get much variety of cooling pads in my area. Also, I am attaching links to other cooling pads available:Link 1 , Link 2.

  • Why do you think you need a cooling pad? A Mac is perfectly capable of handling the high temperatures. And in case it gets too hot, it will shut itself down to cool down properly. Just make sure you don't play those games on a pillow or blanket where you'll cover up the ventilation holes... – Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 6:50
  • There are no ventilation holes in uni body macs :(, they get burning hot – kaibuki Jun 6 '12 at 6:55
  • Oh, there are :-) There is the display hinge for starters. And it even uses every port available (USB, FireWire,...) to get some fresh air inside the Mac. – Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 6:56
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    A Mac can get 100°C very easily. So, don't get afraid too fast. As I said, a Mac is perfectly capable of handling it's own cooling process. – Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 7:00
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    Not really. Have 2x27" displays attached to a rMBP and when it hits 105˚C (which it does after a few minutes because the GPU procudes too much heat, thus also affecting the CPU), the kernel_task keeps hogging all CPU to prevent further overheating. So... cooling pads ARE needed. – Erik Aigner Aug 1 '13 at 16:52

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