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September 25, 2009 8:14:44 PM

hi,

ive got a macbook (2ghz c2d, 2gb ddr3, 9400m) which im using for 3d design and rendering. would leaving the computer on for 1-2 days at a time rendering the 3d animation cause damage to the processor?

thanks
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September 25, 2009 8:23:42 PM

No, not unless it has cooling problems, and even then it should auto-shutdown if it gets too hot, I would recommend using one of those laptop coolers.
September 25, 2009 8:54:01 PM

do laptop coolers work? it looks like they just blow cool air against the case, not inside it
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September 25, 2009 9:15:20 PM

Well proper computers have various intake and exhaust slots in the main body, so a laptop cooler will actually be blowing air into the system. However, Apple like to wrap their toys in enclosed aluminium shells so you may have problems with standard laptop coolers.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHMG_en-GBGB291GB... see what's on that list
a c 83 à CPUs
September 26, 2009 6:19:34 AM

It can only damage it if its running dangerously hot, otherwise running a processor with 100% usage will not kill it.
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September 26, 2009 6:58:56 AM

If a processor can not run at 100% for 3 years (retail) or 1 year (OEM) while keeping at safe temperatures then it is faulty. You don't buy hardware expecting it to only handle light loads :)  Heat will kill it though, so keep that in check.
September 26, 2009 12:48:32 PM

if your really paranoid you could always down clock it, reducing heat though obviously it will take a lot longer to render. But I wouldn't bother. Just make sure your pc is resting on a hard surface rather then a soft one and i'm pretty sure that resting it on a heat conductive surface would help as well
a b à CPUs
September 27, 2009 5:37:25 PM

Rendering will be OK; however blendering is not recommended :D .
a b à CPUs
September 27, 2009 5:45:50 PM

your cpu is working while rendering?so its doing what its designed to do
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