Apple Macbooks overheating - what is it and how can it be prevented?


On November 29th, 2018, Apple released The 2018 MacBook. The computer has been criticized by many reviewers for its lack of ports and other features. The laptop is available in two colors: gold and space gray. It ships with an option of either a 1.4 GHz Cores i5 processor or a 1.6 GHz Core i7 processor, both with 8 GB of RAM standard.

The MacBook comes with a Retina display that measures 13.3 inches diagonally, which is smaller than the 15-inch MacBook Pro's screen and larger than the 12-inch MacBook's screen. The screen has a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels at 226 ppi (pixels per inch).

The device also features Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology, which allows users to securely unlock their computer without having to type in a password. This feature can be used to authorize purchases from Apple Pay as well as login into iCloud and other accounts using two-factor authentication (2FA). However, while the complexity and security of the 2018 MacBook are unparalleled, it has a major drawback: thermal throttling.


Thermal throttling is a technique used by computers to prevent themselves from overheating. The computer uses this method to avoid becoming damaged due to heat stress.

Thermal throttling occurs when the CPU's temperature reaches a certain threshold, and it begins to slow down its operations in order to allow itself time to cool down. This process can be detrimental if it happens too often, as the system may become unable to keep up with user commands due to the reduced speed of its operation.


Excess heat is the primary cause of thermal throttling, which is caused by a number of factors, including: the amount of voltage supplied to the CPU's transistors, the number of clock cycles per second (GHz) the chip runs at, and the amount of power drawn by the CPU's transistors.


MacBooks are known for their impressive battery life, but that doesn't mean they can handle heavy loads indefinitely. In fact, if you run a MacBook for long enough, it will eventually "thermal throttle" itself to prevent overheating. This is an important safety feature that prevents damage to your machine and prolongs its lifespan.

The reason thermal throttling happens is because the CPU (central processing unit) inside your MacBook generates heat as it works. If that heat isn't allowed to dissipate properly, it can damage your CPU and other components of your MacBook. This is why Apple designed the cooling system inside of their laptops in such a way that allows heat to escape through aluminum fins on the back of the device and out through vents in the bottom of its case.

The problem comes when apps are running in the background or when you're playing a game on a website like Twitch or YouTube—all of these things use up resources from your CPU, causing it to generate more heat than usual. If left unchecked, this extra heat would eventually cause problems such as random shutdowns or glitches like stuttering graphics in games which would be very noticeable during gameplay!

Although a MacBook is constantly plagued by these problems, MacBook Mini Laptops overcame it ENTIRELY. But, how?


It can handle sustained performance without thermal throttling.

Macbook Mini's are known for their ability to handle sustained performance without thermal throttling. This means they can handle a lot of data, over long periods of time, without their internal temperature rising to the point where performance is diminished by overheating.

It has a large heatsink and fan despite its size.

The Macbook Mini has a large heatsink and fan despite its size because it is used for high-performance applications. The laptop's small size makes it ideal for portability and easy handling, but these same properties make it difficult to dissipate heat efficiently. So, in order to keep the system running smoothly and at an optimal temperature, Apple uses a large heatsink and fan to cool the CPU and GPU.

It is able to fit all of this hardware into such a small space by using a new form factor for the heatsink and fan called "heatpipes".

Heatpipes are small metal tubes that transfer heat from one place to another without any physical contact. They work by having hot air move through them, which causes the pipe to expand and contract in response. This process occurs over and over again, allowing the heat to be transferred from one place to another quickly and efficiently.

The MacBook Mini doesn't get as hot as other Macs.

The fan on the MacBook Mini is smaller than the fans in other Macs, so it isn't able to push as much air through the computer's case. However, this also means that it's quieter than the fans in other Mac computers, which can be an advantage if you need to use your laptop in a quiet environment and don't want it to disturb anyone around you.

Another benefit of having a quieter fan is that it lasts longer than other fans—so if you're looking for a long-lasting laptop that won't overheat easily (or at all),

Apple did a good job engineering the MacBook Mini to avoid thermal throttling. Apple's MacBook Mini is an excellent choice for people who want a lightweight computer. It's extremely portable and has great battery life, which makes it ideal for travel or working from home. The processor in this machine isn't as powerful as some other laptops on the market, but it still performs well and can run most applications without issue.

Although the main issue that arises with previous MacBooks were thermal throttling, Apple has done a good job of preventing this problem by equipping the MacBook Mini with a high-quality heatsink and fan design that keeps temperatures under control even when running demanding software such as Adobe Lightroom Classic CC smoothly, which typically utilizes the entire capabilities of a processor to its absolute limits.