Unlike the new MacBook Pro on the Apple M2 chip, MacBook Air's laptop on the same chip is not equipped with an active cooling system. The answer to the heat is only one single thin radiator, which, as the tests show, is not very effective in coping with its task. The problem can be exacerbated if the laptop is used in an environment with high ambient temperatures. However, a very simple refinement can remedy this deficiency.
Under Apple M2's load on MacBook Air's laptop, it can heat up to 108 degrees Celsius in just a few seconds. A popular Max Tech video player showed how to spend only $15 and literally a few minutes of his time removing or at least delaying the overheating of the chip with intense loads. The solution is the normal thermos that Apple chose not to use, probably because they don't look very aesthetic. Another explanation here is difficult to find.
The process of refining the MacBook Air 2022 cooling system is very simple. It is sufficient to unwrap four screws of the laptop back lid, take it off and place it on the radiator, as shown in the video below. If you wish, you can also remove the parent fee and apply a new thermopaste to the Apple M2 processor, but this operation will take a little longer.
Max Tech's results were tested in several tests. For example, the export of 50 images to Adobe Lightroom Classic after the installation of the thermos was performed at MacBook Air 2022 faster than MacBook Pro 2022 with an active cooling system. In Cinebench R23 the Apple M2 processor reheated to 108 degrees, but it only happened after 1 minute and 23 seconds, not 28 seconds, as it was without thermos.
The availability of thermograms also allowed MacBook Air 2022 to score more points in other tests and achieve a more efficient cooling of the processor. 3DMarc Wild Life Gaming was last launched. The built-in graphics core Apple M2 was able to operate at its maximum capacity for 7 minutes, followed by a TNTling and a drop in productivity. Without a thermal setting in the same GPU test, it began to drop frequencies four minutes later, which had a negative impact on the overall speed assessment.