Where is the log that would tell me if my system overheated?

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    So my MBP was hot, as usual, because I was compiling some stuff. So I had it set on a pillow in my lap. Well the fan was on for a while, and then it just rebooted. It is HOT as HELL, so I think it overheated.

    Where would this be logged?
     
  2. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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  3. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Yeah I had my lappy on very briefly on top of a pillow today and it got really hot.
     
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    man im kind of glad i still rock my powerbook :o
    all these issues
     
  5. Peyomp

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    If I had a nice powerbook I would wait until the Core 2 Duos to upgrade, if they've fixed the cooling issues in that revision.
     
  7. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Uhhh, this was a user problem, not a problem of the machine.
     
  8. Peyomp

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    Sort of. The machine gets really, really hot.
     
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    uhhhhh blow me
     
  10. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    if you've got so much important fucking work to do, why don't you try sitting/working from a desk :ugh: Or wear some fucking pants while it's on your lap if that's where it has to be.
     
  11. Peyomp

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    I had pants on, and I can't work well from a desk. Like I said, it gets REALLY hot and pants don't cut it. Its painful to touch it gets so hot.

    I want to rootor OT and remove the :ugh: Its so overused. Emoticons are for weak minds that are incapable of self expression. :) :big grin: :rofl: :hs: :ugh: :x: :noes: ;) :squint: :hsugh: :fawk: :3some: :rl: :cocked: :hitit: :bsflag: :fawk: :ugh2: :h5: :rly: :cliffs: :nickos: :ioj: :iough:
     
  12. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I tried out one of these yesterday at the store. [​IMG] http://www.raindesigninc.com/ilap.html I whipped out my laptop and did some processor intensive tasks and it stayed pretty cool, I almost got it, but in the end I was like am I really going to lug this thing around with me everywhere I go? And the answer was no, so I'm going to keep my eye out for something smaller and more portable, something I can stuff in my bag, somebody mentioned a thermal pad or soemthing like that, that sounds interesting.

    Also, I :love: teh OT emoticons. [​IMG]
     
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  13. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Yeah, those g4 powerbooks don't get hot at all.:ugh2:
     
  14. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    :rofl: you kill me. maybe the core 2 duo's will run significantly cooler :dunno:
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Nope, same power rating as the current Core Duo.

    About 31w.
     
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    what i do is, i set a pillow on my lap, put a textbook ontop of the pillow, and my powerbook ontop of the textbook.. works for me, and i have a bunch of college textbooks laying around to use!
     
  17. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    What I do is, I put it on a flat, stable surface, usually a table, where it can stay as safe and as cool as possible.
     
  18. Peyomp

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    I used teh cutting board and it killed my HD. Although honestly, I think it had issues before that because it refused to allow me to install boot camp for HD issues.
     
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    I have had the iLap since it came out and if i'm at home....its always on it....it props it up and puts it in the perfect position while elevating it from a surface so that there is constant airflow underneath.

    It is perfect.
     
  20. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking, it would be sweet for home use, but i don't use my lappy at home much so I didn't get it.
     
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    [​IMG]

    My coworker got one of these and his laptop stays really cool. It runs off of USB and he says he can't tell a difference in battery life. But I assume you you plug your system in since you're always running the system hard. I'm thinking about picking one up myself.
     
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    Almost bought one last night, but couldn't figure out how it plugged in.
     
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    I have one of those (a differant brand though) and they word supurbly! A must buy :)
     
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    great, maybe I'll go buy one now.. btw, what laptop are you rolling with?

    Also, are you able to notice any drain on battery life? or is it pretty minimal
     
  25. itwasntme

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    compared to the macbook, you are correct. I've had my big 17" Powerbook on my lap for over an hour and barely feel warmth (but in 2 hours it's be pretty warm). However, you CAN sit a powerbook on a pillow :)
     

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