1. N0oBz's Avatar
    I was wondering if it'd be safe to put on of those notebook fans under the MacBook Pro 13" when gaming? Figured it could help keep the bottom cool, but would rather not do it if it's not 100% safe for the MacBook Pro.
    10-01-2012 04:16 PM
  2. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I do it. Have for over a year and all is well. Don't see how it wouldn't be safe.


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    10-01-2012 04:47 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It's safe...and literally does nothing but make the aluminum feel less warm (if that) since it would have no effect on the parts actually producing the heat.
    10-01-2012 06:59 PM
  4. saynt j's Avatar
    I use one from time to time on my laptop (pc) for when I'm putting a lot of stress on it. The extra airflow does help, and the laptop doesn't sound like its going to take off because of how fast it's own fan is spinning. If your air intakes are on the bottom or near it on the MacBook, you should see a big difference. Otherwise, you'll only be blowing air onto the housing and that will do little to nothing to cool the internals.
    10-01-2012 07:09 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The most important thing is just to make sure your vents aren't blocked. Often those types of fans help even if the fan isn't on just because having the MacBook slightly raised ensures the vents are free of obstructions. But no it won't hurt to use one of those fans. At worst it will just be ineffective.
    10-01-2012 09:37 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There are no vents on the bottom of any of the recent MBP's...
    10-01-2012 10:53 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    There are no vents on the bottom of any of the recent MBP's...
    Actually, the retina MBP has vents along both sides on the bottom... but to your point, they're in a place where the fans in the USB cooling trays probably won't reach them... they are right on the edges...
    10-01-2012 11:01 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Even if the vents aren't on the bottom it's still easy enough to block them for example sitting in bed with a comforter around you.
    10-02-2012 12:11 AM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Actually, the retina MBP has vents along both sides on the bottom... but to your point, they're in a place where the fans in the USB cooling trays probably won't reach them... they are right on the edges...
    I didn't know that until today! You learned me something!
    10-12-2012 05:24 PM

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