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Voiding Apple's warranty? So it's a MacBook? It has no intake on the bottom as far as I know. Show a screenie please. My mom's MacBook doesn't have any intake either. o.o Try one of those thermal pads that you can buy. I've seen those do really well by just absorbing the heat from the casing and dropping temps considerably. My friend's laptop was overheating, older ASUS model with no bottom intake, and he used one. Stopped the overheating and he doesn't have too many problems with heat. biggrin.gif
     
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I have ripped apart many macs. The fans get blocked up and need to be cleaned out. remember is you take the fan out to reapply your heat sink compound to it. Remember that the graphics card in your laptop is a 512 and it is not made for that much gaming. How much ram do you have in your laptop as well? it makes a big difference in what you can push out of your laptop
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Generally macs do heat up due to stupid unibody design with no visible heat vents or maybe even due to bad application of thermal paste. Apple applies it like butter.rolleyes.gif

Open up your mac , Clean the heatsink & re-apply the Tim to something like Arctic cooling MX2 which is pretty cheap.

Then you will see a drastic drop in temps.

But make sure that you remove the older paste completely with rubbing sprit/alchol.

Re apply only a very small amount of Arctic MX2 thermal paste.
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