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Would you guys say that a laptop cooler is a temporary quick fix for cooling? Will I notice at least 5-10C decrease in my temps?
I am at school until December (and no Apple stores around for hours) so I'm wondering if this will hold me over until I can get it serviced. So it won't void my warranty even if THEY clean it? It's still opening the case.

No. Of course not. Apple can't void their own warranty . They can do whatever they want.
A laptop cooler will bring your temp down by around 4C. And i used the one with a bigass fan 449

Like I said 88C is bad in the long run. All laptops automatically shutdown when they reach Tmax. 'That' happening = Bad. I guess a laptop cooler will be enough until you can give it for service(in the warranty period of course). Dont even think of opening ur laptop if it is in warranty.
Crank up your A/c, make sure you aint blocking the vents, don't play at temps above 85C for too long, get a cheap laptop cooler and u're good to go for now
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Thanks, I'll try that too. Also a side question but if I keep my laptop overclocked when I play games (maybe 10-20 hours a week) is that potentially harmful for it? Will my gpu die eventually and how will I know? Will the computer not start up?
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prop your laptop up off the table/desk by a half an inch....I used to own a gaming laptop and it got hot ...then i put a deck of playing cards underneath each corner so it propped it off the table more allowing more airflow underneath ...it helped out ....give that a try before you go spending money on a dumb laptop cooler:p

I tried this and unfortunately it doesn't work. When I prop it up I have to tilt the screen back to make it directly facing me. But doing so (since my exhaust vents are on the hinge) the hinge blocks the vents. So I was getting temps of 98C from that frown.gif

I need to keep it at a 90 degree angle to keep the vents open essentially. Its find because there are no fans on the bottom, it's just the desk isn't absorbing the heat on the bottom.
post #14 of 33
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My laptop gets hot!!

But does it get low? (I honestly don't know why I was reminded of that song.)

On-topic: I wouldn't recommend overclocking a laptop GPU. They have enough heat problems as it is. You'll just end up killing it before it would have normally failed.
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What if I only overclock it "sometimes?" I really get a huge boost by overclocking.


I get home and can play on my desktop for all of December and some of January, so I won't be gaming on my laptop then. And I would only overclock when gaming (so periodic times will I overclock maybe a couple days a week).


I won't keep it constantly overclocked, and I'd be careful with the temps. Is this alright? I want to get at least 2 or 3 more years out of this laptop.
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MacBook Pro in bootcamp OCed at 80-88'C I consider this normal.

It hit 100'C to 101'C for 30min rendering in Maya a few months ago. It still run fine.
 
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post #17 of 33
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Thanks, I'll try that too. Also a side question but if I keep my laptop overclocked when I play games (maybe 10-20 hours a week) is that potentially harmful for it? Will my gpu die eventually and how will I know? Will the computer not start up?

Not exactly. The gpu is attached to your motherboard and what happens in the long run(from repetitive overheating) is, one/or more of the contacts may separate from the MB. You will know this by pink/green artifacts/lines on the screen. And in extreme cases, a blank display. And since it is an nvidia gpu, they have a higher number of overheating related issues(than ati)
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Well, my motherboard also has an integrated GPU, so if my 330m dies, will I be able to restore it to clock temps using Afterburner and send it in for servicing? I hope I can still use integrated if my discrete starts to malfunction.
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Well, my motherboard also has an integrated GPU, so if my 330m dies, will I be able to restore it to clock temps using Afterburner and send it in for servicing? I hope I can still use integrated if my discrete starts to malfunction.

Oh.... For that, uncheck the "Apply overclocking at system startup" option(right at the bottom). So even if your display goes kaput, your clocks will be reset upon startup smile.gif
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Ok so I just said "oh what the hell" and opened my case up and used a towel and some canned air to clean it. There was only some dust on the fans but there were crumbs in there!! D: I don't know what but they were little crumbs all over.

I got all the junk out and I'm going to test it now smile.gif I'll keep you posted!
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