The latest macOS update fixes the overheating issues in MacBook Pro (2018). Now Apple’s latest Core i9 machine will not suffer from overheating and performance degradation.
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macOS High Sierra fixes overheating
Apple engineers examined thoroughly the throttling problem and concluded that the operating system lacked the software component necessary for the effective control of the cooling system.
This lead to the processor experiencing overheating and resetting the clock speed.
CPU cooling per se doesn’t cause the Core i9 MacBook Pro to throttle itself. The problem lies with the VRM (voltage regulator module) overheating beyond the safe limit when the processor draws too much power.
This is the primary reason why Apple was able to release a software patch to regulate the VRM. Generally, cooling and overheating issues require a hardware refresh so Apple lucked out big time here.
How to fix overheating in MacBook Pro (2018)
The latest build of macOS High Sierra fixes this issue across the entire lineup.
Since this version does not introduce any new features other than a patch for efficient management of the cooling system, Apple decided to include it in the current version of macOS 10.13.6.
Only those who own the affected machines can download this update. Here’s how you can install this update on your Apple laptop.
- Open the Apple menu and open the App Store.
- Select the Update option in the macOS Sierra sub-section of the App Store.
- Download and install the macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 supplemental update.
- Restart your laptop.
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