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Wow seriously people.

I'll just tell you that my best friend is nothing but a mac a holic and the funny thing is...he went through two mac pros in one year...the first one died from overheating(so yes they do/did have that problem)...the second one died after he spilled a can of coke on it and then it over heated four months. The last one he got he decided to get a cooling pad for but eventually the internal fan died(though I blame him resting on the sides a bit to heavily). Note: I think this was before Apple tweaked the OS so that there is heavy throttling; hence why Windows runs hotter on macs than OSX. Also, they seem to be more sensitive to ambient temps (just an observation).

Macs are poorly designed to do PC games (and that means steam ones). But if you honestly bought them with those intentions then you deserve the PEBKAC jab because you're not the target audience of Apple. Apple goes for the sheeple, and hipsters(this isn't a jab just a statement of their marketing analyzed from my class work). Why anyone would buy one to play games is beyond me. Use the right tools for the job is all there is to it and a mac isn't designed for that.
     
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I have burns on my legs from siting on a train having to finish some last minute changes a client requested and having no option but to leave the core2duo 2.5ghz 15" MacBook pro on my lap. Granted this was with after effects rendering for about 2 hours and exporting in final cut pro for about another hour and you should NEVER leave a laptop on your lap for that long anyways. I knew what I was doing though and had no other choice so I dealt with it. Hell the same exact thing happened with my old sattelite pro when I had a similar situation happen with that PC back a while ago. Any laptop gets hot if you use it at 100% for hours on end.
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Originally Posted by Jcoast View Post

I just want to say that the Mac Pro desktops don't have fans on their heatsinks...
Shows how good that trusty company is, right??
/no

Dell makes desktops that do not have a fan on the heatsink.
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I left my Turion X2 based HP on for like 16 hours straight running in High P. mode a few times this semester with Maya and Microsoft Expression running in the background.
Still running like a champ biggrin.gif

Yeah Macs get hot after awhile. A few of my friends have MBP 13s and none experience much issues. My friend has a 15" MBP and did C4D modeling/Rendering for a good 10-12 hours straight. No overheating.
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Magic and fairy wings.
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Mine gets quite hot when compiling Android builds on it. Still not to the point I would consider overheating tho. (No throttling)

The new versions based on sandy bridge are probably a lot better than the old C2D versions.
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