How hot is too hot?

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  1. ubunix

    ubunix Member

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    I'm playing call of duty 4 on my nvidia geforce 8600gt macbook pro via windows 7 boot camp. How bad is it to my video card if it runs around the temperatures of 70-87 degrees Celsius?
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    Sounds REALLY hot to me since I have the NVIDIA 8600M GS (256MB) and it doesnt get very hot.
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    woah, you will soon be able to make bacon and eggs in there
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    Yea I know right, I'm so disappointed apple couldn't make a cooling system good enough for its hardware, which is why they UNDERclocked the video card so much.
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    I think the overheating issues are due to Nvidia's graphics card. If you haven't heard, they found out that there were problems with the 8600. And the graphics card in the late 2008 MBP's might get hot too, because they're based off the 8600.
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    yea i know, I'm worried that if it runs this hot my gpu will fry. I havent heard stories of that happening yet thou.
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    My friend had the same problem. I was at his house, and we were both playing COD4 me on my late '08 mb, and him on his late 07 mbp. I was running it flawlessly, while his was getting really hot and laggy. He actually ended up sending it in. >_<

    Also, isn't there a Mac version of COD4?
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    Duykur Banned

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    Actually, Your macbook leaking heat is a good thing (in moderation) it means the heat is being transfer to the outside instead of being inside.

    But the problem i've been having with Windows 7 is that the fans don't kick in when it gets hot, so it gets pretty hot. If you mac is hot extremely hot to the touch, restart in mac and wait till it cools down.
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    mcyo New Member

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    I guess 300 degrees Celsius would be a kind of hot

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    murphmanny Banned

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    Check out this for your menubar. It's called iStat Pro, and it gives you up to the second stats on how hot your computer is going, how fast the fans are going, internet speeds, memory speeds, etc.

    I really find it useful, here it is:

    http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatmenus/

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