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I had an old 2009 MacBook pro. Used to get nice and toasty, keep me warm while watching YouTube videos. And then I fell asleep.... found myself being treated for burns 30 minutes after nodding off - yep, absolutely loved that thing, don't miss it at all. /sarcasm


OP, the only relevant way to fix your issue is to A) reduce stress on the computer by reducing sim city settings, remember it has a lot of calculations to under go and therefore will get a stressed cpu. B) if you can't do that, then clean out the inside of it, it's super simple, I did it a lot as dust loves to get sucked up in there due to the position of the vent. C) get a laptop cooler if all else fails. Kinda sucks as it defeats the purpose of a laptop, but that's the only thing that could really work. You'd think the aluminum body would dissipate the heat, but that doesn't work for jack.

Edit. I should Los mentioned I used something similar to a monitor stand, but it was meant for the MacBook, can't recall the name but the brand's logo is a raindrop... it was a metal stand and it helped dissipate the heat and keep it cool enough to function, but nothing spectacular. Even a fan only got me so much further. I eventually just sold it because I couldn't stand having to use the stand (no pun intended).
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

Any computer that runs 90C+ is junk IMO take it back... especially a laptop... do you really want a 200F piece of Chinese plastic and tinfoil on your LAP?

Also- Mac's are expensive because Apple prices them so- not because they have any better hardware or software than their counterparts. If you genuinely believe Mac > Windows or Windows > Mac then you are a fool... they both have pro's and they both have con's...

Lol. I don't know what you're trying to argue here...

First you say that any laptop that runs that hot is a piece of junk. Ok, I can understand that, to an extent. My MBP runs quite hot (high 70s for CPU and high 80s for GPU) and it hasn't really been a problem. If you're stressing a fairly well-specced laptop and using it on your lap at the same time, you're doing it wrong.

Then you say it's a piece of Chinese plastic and tinfoil, what? For one, almost every computer is mostly made in China. On top of that, MBP have had the aluminum unibody for a number of years now, the OP has a retina display MBP which has the aluminum unibody. Maybe it's just me, but the Apple aluminum unibody doesn't strike me as "plastic and tinfoil".

Finally you say that Mac's are expensive because Apple decides to make them expensive (so is almost every product almost every company sells... in the end they almost always decide the price of it, with special exceptions of course). Then you go on to say that saying Windows and Mac are equal but different? I don't know what point you're trying to make, this thread isn't about Windows or OS X, it's about how to deal with high temps on a rMBP. OS has nothing to do with this.

BTW I love how you mention Apple not pricing its products based on having better software/hardware on a thread about the highest-resolution laptop available currently (the 15"). I'd call that better hardware tongue.gif
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Dont know if its just me... but there was an update 2 days ago for sim city.....

Played it yesterday and its dropped the heat ridiculously without having to lower any GFX settings biggrin.gif
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