How to Really Fix Your Overheating Macbook Air

macbookairoverheating How to Really Fix Your Overheating Macbook AirI was taken with the Macbook Air from the moment Steve brought it out on stage. But after I finally brought it home from the Apple Store my love affair ended really quickly. I was experiencing system hiccups, freezing and overheating. I couldn’t watch a YouTube video or work on a Word document without the system hanging up. Might as well have spent less money on a EEE PC with better performance. But I decided to hold out and figured that a firmware update would remedy the problem. Indeed two firmware updates did come a long and did reduce the performance lags a little bit but my Air was still misbehaving. Then I discovered this thread on the Apple Discussion boards. A Macbook Air owner purchased a $10 app called Coolbook which does some magic by throttling the processor and temperature and he claimed that as a result his Air was now working great, the way it should have been out of the box. Desperate and frustrated, I went ahead and purchased Coolbook. Much to my relief, Coolbook works beautifully and my Macbook Air is now working great. I’m no longer experiencing those super aggravating freezes and chokes, and my Air is running cooler. Of course it’s ridiculous that i have to purchase a 3rd party app in order to get my $1800 laptop to work properly – Apple should have released the proper firmware update to fix these issues. Regardless I want to pass this discussion thread on, and I recommend that all Macbook Air owners purchase Coolbook for their own sanity.

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  • kirai

    Yes, I thought exactly the same. IS REALLY stupid to pay 1.800 dollars for a computer that DOES NOT work.

    and what is incredible is that Apple is not really explaining it. They just launch “Fan firmware updates”, bullshit.

    make my AIR work please!!

    Coolbook made me recover my sanity.

  • kirai

    Yes, I thought exactly the same. IS REALLY stupid to pay 1.800 dollars for a computer that DOES NOT work.

    and what is incredible is that Apple is not really explaining it. They just launch “Fan firmware updates”, bullshit.

    make my AIR work please!!

    Coolbook made me recover my sanity.

  • kirai

    Yes, I thought exactly the same. IS REALLY stupid to pay 1.800 dollars for a computer that DOES NOT work.

    and what is incredible is that Apple is not really explaining it. They just launch “Fan firmware updates”, bullshit.

    make my AIR work please!!

    Coolbook made me recover my sanity.

  • Noah

    “Anyone who spends $1800 on this thing deserves to be shot in the face with a double barreled shotgun.” Wow, Koen, how mature of you. I think you just insulted most of the Executive crowd who buy laptops from Sony and others too. Being thin and light is *the* *most* *important* factor for many people.

    At any rate, the keyboard on the MBA is certainly better than many smaller laptops, and the screen is quite impressive compared to any other laptops I have used.

    It’s not the best at everything, and the overheating issue is a major annoyance, but suggesting violent death to those who are willing to shell out for what’s important to them? I’m sure glad you’re not in a position of power.

    As an aside, I had the overheating issues occasionally, and CoolBook did solve them for me. Of course, one shouldn’t have to buy a 3rd party utility to make a $1800 laptop work properly – I think everyone can agree to that.

  • Noah

    “Anyone who spends $1800 on this thing deserves to be shot in the face with a double barreled shotgun.” Wow, Koen, how mature of you. I think you just insulted most of the Executive crowd who buy laptops from Sony and others too. Being thin and light is *the* *most* *important* factor for many people.

    At any rate, the keyboard on the MBA is certainly better than many smaller laptops, and the screen is quite impressive compared to any other laptops I have used.

    It’s not the best at everything, and the overheating issue is a major annoyance, but suggesting violent death to those who are willing to shell out for what’s important to them? I’m sure glad you’re not in a position of power.

    As an aside, I had the overheating issues occasionally, and CoolBook did solve them for me. Of course, one shouldn’t have to buy a 3rd party utility to make a $1800 laptop work properly – I think everyone can agree to that.

  • Noah

    “Anyone who spends $1800 on this thing deserves to be shot in the face with a double barreled shotgun.” Wow, Koen, how mature of you. I think you just insulted most of the Executive crowd who buy laptops from Sony and others too. Being thin and light is *the* *most* *important* factor for many people.

    At any rate, the keyboard on the MBA is certainly better than many smaller laptops, and the screen is quite impressive compared to any other laptops I have used.

    It’s not the best at everything, and the overheating issue is a major annoyance, but suggesting violent death to those who are willing to shell out for what’s important to them? I’m sure glad you’re not in a position of power.

    As an aside, I had the overheating issues occasionally, and CoolBook did solve them for me. Of course, one shouldn’t have to buy a 3rd party utility to make a $1800 laptop work properly – I think everyone can agree to that.

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  • alyse

    what setting do you have your coolbook on? since i’ve installed it, it’s been randomly turning off. i’m probably not setting it up right.

  • alyse

    what setting do you have your coolbook on? since i’ve installed it, it’s been randomly turning off. i’m probably not setting it up right.