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826 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2007 8:20 PM by Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2007 7:08 PM (in response to MBX)
i got a new 23'' apple hd display today and hooked it
up to my macbook pro (c2d, 2.33ghz, 3gb ram) and i'm
using it while my macbook pro lid/ display is closed
down. - the problem is, if the lid is open it won't
just use only the external hd monitor. and the
performance is not as good if i do both.
but if i have the lid closed it seems that the fans
are running much more often. should i be concerned
that there isn't enough air-flow when running the
macbook-pro with closed lid?
thanks for info in advance
If it is on a flat surface it will not "breath" efficiently I would suggest using an iLap
This will allow better airflow then if it were just on a "flat" surface.
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2007 7:05 PM (in response to MBX)That's how it's designed to use with just an external monitor so you are doing everything OK.G5 Dual 2.5 3GB RAM, G4 Dual 1.25 2GB, MacPro 15 3 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iPod 80GB Video, EYE TV 250, Parallels and Win XP SP2 on MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2007 7:34 PM (in response to Ricktoronto)I am not using the external at the moment since I am out of the office, but I could have sworn that I could open the display after waking the computer with the lid closed and the external plugged in and not have the MBP display turn on. I will have to check again but that's how I have been using mine. Wake up with lid closed, wait a few moments and open the screen and have it remain off. This way I can heat the room thru the keyboard.2.33 MBP 2Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Dell 2407, Toshiba 42LZ196 externals
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2007 8:20 PM (in response to Z Alexander)
screen and have it remain off. This way I can heat
the room thru the keyboard.
Air is drawn in through the keyboard to aid in cooling. I would suggest leaving the lid open a bit. Your fans should be quieter too.
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