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I almost want to say it's because of overheating, especially after there was that article about cooling problems with the new MBP. Maybe it's overheating because they basically have a single heat pipe branching into two small sets of fins to cool a i7 quad and upper midrange graphics in the same 3-4 inch heat pipe?

I know laptops are built to take heat and have low profile/small heatsink system, but it seems a little lacking given the processor and the graphics in the MBP.

I thought Apple wrote their own drivers to optimize for the specific set of hardware for each product and not AMD or Nvidia on OSX?
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Maybe its just me, but generally when a new MacBook is released, there are heating problems that follow. Didn't this happen with the previous gen MBPs as well?

Also, a note to the mac aficionados, I'm making an observation, not hating.
    
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Originally Posted by Rpg2 View Post
I almost want to say it's because of overheating, especially after there was that article about cooling problems with the new MBP. Maybe it's overheating because they basically have a single heat pipe branching into two small sets of fins to cool a i7 quad and upper midrange graphics in the same 3-4 inch heat pipe?

I know laptops are built to take heat and have low profile/small heatsink system, but it seems a little lacking given the processor and the graphics in the MBP.

I thought Apple wrote their own drivers to optimize for the specific set of hardware for each product and not AMD or Nvidia on OSX?
So basically the CPU and GPU are sharing the same heatpipe? Wow, that must be taking toll on the thing, especially these processors are not what you can call basic or low-end.
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Apple products are made on the cheap

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Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Maybe its just me, but generally when a new MacBook is released, there are heating problems that follow. Didn't this happen with the previous gen MBPs as well?

Also, a note to the mac aficionados, I'm making an observation, not hating.
Someone linked an article about the same problem for the 2010 MacBooks too. Wouldn't be surprised if what you said was true.

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So basically the CPU and GPU are sharing the same heatpipe? Wow, that must be taking toll on the thing, especially these processors are not what you can call basic or low-end.
The pictures posted in the previous pages of the MBP dissected shows 3 chips, CPU, gpu, and chipset, and maybe 2 heatpipes? The picture isn't very clear and is quite small. Basically one of the heat pipe(s?) is the t shaped thing between the two fans under the screen. That t shaped heat pipe is cooling two chips. The 3rd chip is to the bottom left of the pcb and does seem to have a possible 2nd heatpipe for it, but I have no idea where it leads to. The heat pipe seems to just run around the laptop, I don't see a second set of fins for it.


Edited by Rpg2 - 3/21/11 at 3:50am
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http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBo...eardown/4990/1

Here you go. And they called it as early as release.

http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/O...L6XrYxBDW.huge
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/ironic on

If Apple says to use my MBP only in Idle ... it's ok with me ...

/ironic off
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So... it's just coincidence that the unofficial work around for this until its fixed by Apple is to use the IGP instead of the dedicated AMD GPU?

Also, I wasn't actually blaming AMD, in fact, I thought it was Apple that wrote the AMD drivers (like with NVidia IIRC). My point was this: software issue, should be fixed soon enough.
It would be good for the consumers and for apple if it is a software issue, but if user's downclocking their CPU's (not sure what the options are for that in a mac) remedies the situation as well, Apple has a problem.
    
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Iphone 4 flaw ... now this ... Getting Lazy are we, Apple?
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