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Which runs cooler: high-spec or low-spec MacBook Pro 15" Retina?

I live in a hotter climate and am very sensitive to heat in a laptop, and want to get one that causes no problems for me with respect to sweaty hands and fingertips while typing and tracking. I have ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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Is there any risk in using MacBook Pro with the lid closed (External Monitor)?

I have an older MacBook Pro ( 2007, 2.33GHz ) running 10.6.6 that I'm hoping to use as a media only ( movies & music ) computer. I'd like to connect it to an external monitor and leave the lid ...
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MacBook Core 2 Duo CPU goes to 85-90 degrees Celsius

I was encoding some videos today on my MacBook and noticed the temperature goes to around 90 degrees with the fan spinning full speed. Should I be worried? Is this normal? I was going to leave my ...
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Any reason why my Macbook is warming up extremely quickly?

I've had my Macbook pro 13" for about 10 days now and I haven't noticed anything until this morning. The macbook has been starting to heat up quicker than I thought it would. I started it and about 10 ...
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MacBook Pro - 7200 vs 5400 rpm drives - Heat and Noise

I am looking at a new 15" MacBook Pro for development purposes. I am planning to run a Virtual Machine for about 50% of my work (Windows 7 x64, IIS, SQL Server, and VS 2010). The upgrade from a 5400 ...
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Macbook Pro - 15" with i7 processor - Any problems with heat?

You may have already heard about the review done by the folks at PC Authority in Australia, where they had an i7 MacBook Pro that got up to 100 degrees Celsius during benchmarking. Here is the URL in ...
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Software way to cool down an old MacBook Pro

First a little background: I've got lots of computers, including Linux PCs and two MacBook Pro (and a MacMini). My concern is with my 'old' MacBookPro (Core Duo). It really does overheat. Warranty is ...
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I need a cooling pad for Macbook Pro (non-unibody)

I am finding that my MBP (non-unibody) is running pretty hot and I believe it is starting to affect my battery's health. Can the community personally recommend some cooling pads either battery or usb ...
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Semi-random clicking sound from Macbook Pro

There is an occasional click sound coming from my Macbook Pro (17", 2.2 Ghz Core 2 Duo) I upgraded to Snow Leopard recently, but the computer was also in for service about week before that, so I ...