I am playing on a server with my friends and one of said he uses an AFK fish farm to get fish and lots of loot. Recently, I died three times over the weekend for fooling around and not concentrating. I can get my xp back with a mob xp farm, and my valuable items back because I'm a rich player.

But, I found it hard getting my enchantments back, so I decided to build an AFK fisher in a private world and test it for 2 hours. It worked and was quite successful. But, by the end of it my 2010 Mac Book Pro was extremely warm and was making that hissing sound, to cool it off.

Will my computer fry itself or burn something if I leave it for around 9 hours overnight with a weight on the spacebar so my fish farm will work?

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    If your mac overheat after 2 hours, quite sure it won't get any better after 9 hours...
    – Jouramie
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 0:21
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    AFK stands for Away From Keyboard. People say "I'm going AFK" when they are physically leaving the computer/console to go do something else (usually quick).
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 0:35
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about exploiting the game.
    – dly
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:10
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    @dly it's not cheating. Cheating is using commands, and anything you can do in vanilla Minecraft without using glitches is not cheating or exploiting.
    – user143228
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:41
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    @dly And even if one could consider this exploiting, it is still allowed. And it's up to the server owners to decide whether they allow this, so this question can't be closed as multiplayer cheating until the OP tells us what server he's playing on, and what are the rules on it.
    – user143228
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 18:59

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To lower the weight that minecraft lasts on your computer you could try to set the fps limit in the video settings of minecraft on 10 fps, cause fps is just your gaming experience. And if you are fishing on a server the server controls if the fish comes to you or not! So yeah just try to lower as much as possible settings. If that does not work you could try a CPU/GPU/RAM limo program so minecraft wouldn't suck up your whole MacBook that it starts to cool!

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