[SLED] Any news on the MacBookPro problems with SecondLife

Michael Wright mrwstudios at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 19 06:52:39 PST 2008


> Patio....... What is the brand for the stand and where did you find it.....
> Catalog??
> 
> M
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> 
> I went all the way and spent $20 for an external fan cooled computer stand
> powered from a USB outlet.
> 
> Before I got that I just had a small desktop fan blow on the keyboard.
> 
> My computer no longer overheats even when I run SL for hours.
> 
> Patio
> 
> On Nov 18, 2008, at 12:56 PM, Alan Levine wrote:
> 
>> I'll second Frederic's experience; I see fewer crashes and damn beachballs on
>> my June 2008 MBP when I flip the fan control to its higher settings (and I
>> elevated that to 5200 rpm). I'm not sure it helps at all, but I usually prop
>> the edges of the laptop on some magazines so there is some air flow
>> underneath. I also quit every app I don't need while in SL. 
>> 
>> But the smcFanControl IMHO makes a huge difference.
>> 
>> alan
>> 
>> 
>> On Nov 18, 2008, at 6:20 AM, Frederic Emam-Zade wrote:
>> 
>>> Kim et al:
>>> 
>>> In my case, a 2 months old Macbook Pro, I discovered that those 5-10 minutes
>>> was the time it took to reach very hot temperatures, above 70 degrees
>>> celsius (158 farenheit), so idecided to try cooling it and what seemed to
>>> work best was to work in a cool airconditioned environment and also install
>>> an internal fan control, specifically this one:  smcFanControl 2.1.3.1
>>> which lets you "Control Intel Mac fans to make it run cooler" and can be
>>> downloaded here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049
>>> 
>>> Now my Second Life is much more enjoyable and I can work for hours; it
>>> seldom crashes, usually only when there is too much lag.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Nov 17, 2008, at 9:31 PM, Kim Gregson wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I have a bunch of students on MacBook Pros who can not run SL more than 5
>>>> or 10 minutes before their computers crash or lock up completely.
>>>> 
>>>> System Description: a Macbook Pro running 10.4.11 with 2GB of Ram. 2GHz
>>>> Intel Core Duo with an ATI RadeonX1600 Graphics Card
>>>> 
>>>> I know there was a lot of discussion in the past, but the suggested changes
>>>> are not working. I don't want to have them dink with Open GL and changing
>>>> drivers.
>>>> 
>>>> I pointed them to the Onrez viewer and that is also crashing their system.
>>>> 
>>>> Anybody run into a fix that seems to be working? In a few weeks it's going
>>>> to be my problem as well because my 3 year old powerbook is being recycled
>>>> by the IT dept here
>>>> 
>>>> 
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