12" Macbook overheats

(Thomas Weigold) #1

I am Zwifting on a 2016 Macbook (the 12" retina one with the Skylake m7 CPU) and have problems with overheating. After 30-60 min. of riding (with external 1080p monitor via HDMI) it hits close to 70 Celsius CPU temperature and starts throttling, which results in Zwift app hicups.

I guess I have to invest into active cooling for the laptop. Any other ideas?

Regards, Thomas

(Paul Allen) #2

Make sure there is airflow going under the computer, that could help in keeping it cool.

(Thomas Weigold) #3

Sure, I optimized (passive) airflow already (e.g. not putting the laptop directly on the table etc.) but it still gets borderline if I ride long. Might need an additional fan for it.

I tried cooling it with the big fan and it helped…but then I overheated :-)