Kerbal Space Program

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Gl33p_Gl33p Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:59am
KSP running really hot on MacBook Pro
I just bought KSP. My CPU temp shoots from normal (125F) to over 200F while sitting at the main menu. It is a little better in game but frequently spikes to plus 200. Does anyone know if there is a setting I can adjust to throttle CPU activity? Thanks.
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Bomoo Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:04pm 
I'm not sure what that is in Celsius, but my laptop runs super hot as well, spiking to about 96-97 C. Just the nature of laptops to have ♥♥♥♥ ventilation, man.
Gl33p_Gl33p Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:25pm 
The monitoring software I'm running throws alerts at 205F or 95C, so it sounds like you have having a similar experience. Have you tried a cooling pad or anything like that? Thanks for the reply, btw. :)
Jon144 Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:40pm 
Anything on a Macbook heats it up. I always make sure to take one camping with me to help keep warm on the cold nights.

Maybe try setting it on top of an ice pack while you play?
Last edited by Jon144; Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:41pm
Da Aug 23, 2014 @ 1:09pm 
try hovering your laptops fan. I had the same problem and it seamed to solve it.
VestedGamr Aug 23, 2014 @ 1:13pm 
Laptops in general have poor cooling systems. You can make do with a cooling pad but ultimately I would recommend switching to a desktop or upgrading to a newer model laptop that doesn't have to work as hard.
Gl33p_Gl33p Aug 23, 2014 @ 2:53pm 
Kk, thanks for the suggestions.
Jon144 Aug 23, 2014 @ 3:31pm 
Actually, an interesting thing to talk about.

The Laptops used on the international space station had to be modified with liquid cooling systems for use in a microgravity environment. Air cooling in space is a lot less efficent and would build up heat pockets inside.
Da Aug 23, 2014 @ 3:37pm 
Originally posted by Jon:
Actually, an interesting thing to talk about.

The Laptops used on the international space station had to be modified with liquid cooling systems for use in a microgravity environment. Air cooling in space is a lot less efficent and would build up heat pockets inside.

wow i only fell asleap twice reeding this
koimeiji Aug 23, 2014 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by Jon:
Actually, an interesting thing to talk about.

The Laptops used on the international space station had to be modified with liquid cooling systems for use in a microgravity environment. Air cooling in space is a lot less efficent and would build up heat pockets inside.

The ISS crew are laptop peasants?

No wonder we've barely gone anywhere these days!
dunbaratu Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:32pm 
For a laptop to cool itself it needs air holes *somewhere*. The problem with the macbook design has always been that in order to look sleek, and protect itself from liquid splash accidents like spilled soda, it has no air holes exposed on the outside case that you can see. So how does it cool? The trick is that it hides its air holes - it cools through vents that are hidden in the hinge for the lid. If you look at your laptop hinge with the lid wide open as far as possible, you can look down in and see those vents.

I've found that running in 'clamshell' mode (lid closed, using external monitor and keyboard plugged in, as if it was a desktop machine) leads to a lot more overheating than otherwise, unless you open the lid about 30 degrees or so to help those air holes get air. Or when running in normal mode, the exact angle of the laptop lid seems to affect cooling performance as it changes how much access those air holes get to the outside.
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Date Posted: Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:59am
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