The MacBook Air with the first and second generation Apple Silicon devices have passive dissipation, that is, they do not have ventilation through the fans, which causes an increase in their temperatures when subjected to high-performance activities. In this article we are going to see a solution to avoid device heating problems.
Heating problems and performance drop
Few drawbacks can be placed on Apple’s chips for its computers and laptops due to their great performance, efficiency and low consumption. However, the MacBook Air, despite its incredible features, hides a very serious problem when subjected to complex activities that require high capacity of your processor.
This problem lies in the absence of active ventilation, which prevents the device from reaching high temperatures, even reaching thermal throttling. To avoid that, it drastically reduces its performance to avoid the breakage of its components.
Can we lower its temperature?
Yes, if we can lower its temperature without having to modify the internal configuration of the device, so we have to use passive and indirect methods that avoids that the temperature of the device does not reach the most critical points of temperature.
The solution to this problem can be found on large third-party platforms that are priced at less than 15 euros. It is true that it is not the definitive solution, but it is a solution to be able to take advantage of the performance of the second generation Apple Silicon a little more.
The solution to performance and temperature problems: Thermal Pad
It is not necessary to be a “handyman” to be able to carry out this solution, but it is true that you have to know perfectly what you have to do to avoid damaging any internal component. Before going into detailing the steps you have to perform, it is important to mention that this thermal pad It is a heat conductor, made of silica, so it improves the thermal conductivity between electronic elements and cools down the temperature effectively. Finally, this material does not melt, as well as being odorless, anticorrosive, resistant to wear, antistatic and fireproof, so you will not have a problem applying it to your MacBook Air now.
Once its characteristics have been described, we are going to see how we can add this Thermal Pad to our MacBook Air. The process consists of Next steps:
- Thermal Pad strips have a dimension of 85x45x1.5 mm. That size is greater than the one occupied by the equipment cooling. Therefore, you can easily cut it with scissors, occupying the volume that it will occupy in the equipment.
- Remove the screws from the bottom of the MacBook Air chassis.
- In cooling, you add a 1.5 mm thick thermal pad on the back of the cooling system itself.
- Close the lid of the MacBook Air and use the computer as normal. The process is finished.
It is important to highlight that this economic solution No makes lose the guarantee of the equipment, since you are not modifying or fixing internal hardware components, so you can feel safe in that aspect.
Leave us in the comments if you think it is a very interesting solution for the MacBook Air and if you would add it to your team.