A few days ago, the first buyers of the new MacBook Air equipped with an M2 chip finally received their device. Initial feedback has reached us and overall it is very positive. Our colleagues from the Lemon Squeezer site thus salute the appearance of the machine, but also its 13.6-inch Liquid Retina screen, its remarkable autonomy, and the power of its processor.
A technique that works but to be used with caution
Of course, not everything is perfect on this computer level, and some users have noticed a slowdown in processor performance when the latter has very heavy operations to perform. This machine is in fact designed without a fan and the assembly is therefore forced to slow down to maintain a suitable operating temperature.
A YouTuber has just found a solution to this problem. Max Tech has therefore placed thermal pads on the MacBook Air’s motherboard in order to disperse the heat as far as possible from the processor.
According to his own tests, the method worked very well. The results recorded thus show a great improvement using this technique, and the performance would even be superior to the 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the M2 chip.
As our colleagues point out MacWorldthis solution is attractive because the thermal pads are sold at a relatively modest price: around 15 dollars, and they are quite simple to install.
However, the long-term effects of using this method on the pads are unknown. Similarly, if you work on your computer and it has a problem, this may logically void your warranty, which is a risk that should not be overlooked.