All laptop computers or computers in general give of alot of heat.
for desktops, its fairly easy to distribute the heat and cool the board with a simple fan.
in laptops, because of limitted space, this is much harder to do.
Most laptops have a very small fan, but it is usually inadequit to do the job. I know from personal experience that when that fan goes on, it's time to stop running all applications and shut her down for a little while.
Besides, newer Mac laptops have little pilot on their "dashboard" controls called "widgets" one of which is called iSTAT, this gives the users the temps of diferent parts of his computer-the CPU Top should never go higher than 129 degrees F. if it does ,than just put it to sleep or shut it down for a while and put it in a cool spot.
to keep your comp. cool and on yur lap just put some type of thin insulation between you and the bottom of the computer(I use a thin pillow and when one side starts to get warm, I just flip it over).
Just remeber that when you hear that fan go on, know that your comp. is figghting a losing battle and can not addicuitly cool yur comp. so use common sense and move it to a cool spot and let it sleep for 5 min. or so.
I am not ant expert with comps by any means, but this is the 3rd Mac iBook that I have owned.
BTW, Mark , this was a good topic to bring up- 'causd if one does not take the neseseary precautions- you will end up frying yur computer!
Edited by Logan (05/17/07 03:41 PM)
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