2 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2013 7:57 AM by cbs20
Jefferym09 Level 1 Level 1

I got a 15in retina display MBP a few weeks ago and im worried about its heat. i know theres lots of posts about it overheating already, but im wondering something different. It only overheats while im using my Windows partition to play games like RedOrchestra 2 and Planetside 2 etc... If there is a fix for the overheating things then id like to hear it, but i concerned with the MBP's auto-shut-off for overheating. I know that if the computer gets too hot, it shuts off. but if im using a windows partition at the time, will it also auto-shut off? so far its gotten pretty hot and has never auto-shut-off. it gets pretty hot around the ASWDF and E keys, almost to where its kinda painful to touch the keys for too long.


If it does not auto-shut-off when using windows partition, will it cause damage to the computer?

MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists

    Hello Jefferym09,


    I was looking into the issue you are experiencing and had some tips on keeping the MacBook Pro from overheating. It is called Mac notebooks: Operating temperature found here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1778


    It is a good idea to start at the top of the article and run through the steps one by one, but this one in particular is what I wanted to point out:


    Set up your notebook on a stable work surface that allows for adequate air circulation under and around the computer. Do not operate your notebook on a pillow or other soft material, as the material can block the airflow vents. Never place anything over the keyboard when operating the computer. Never push objects into the ventilation openings.




  • cbs20 Level 4 Level 4

    Windows is bad at managing heat compared to OS X. In the Windows partition download Lubbos Fan Control. This will allow you to turn up the fans before you start gaming, which will keep the machine at a cooler temp. Also, make sure you are using the machine on a flat surface to allow proper airflow.