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 May 25, 2004, 12:09 PM #1 Hakkinen macrumors member   Join Date: May 2004 Hot warm/hot is your ibook? My question sounds a bit dumb. My ibook is rather warm. I put a simple thermometer on the palm rest just about my CPU, i think it is about 92F to 96F. I am only running a web browser now. Is this temperature normal? 0
May 25, 2004, 03:09 PM   #2
Mord
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 Originally Posted by Hakkinen My question sounds a bit dumb. My ibook is rather warm. I put a simple thermometer on the palm rest just about my CPU, i think it is about 92F to 96F. I am only running a web browser now. Is this temperature normal?
what type of ibook are you useingand what the heck is 92 degrees in centigrade?

mine is comftably warm
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 May 25, 2004, 03:45 PM #3 web_god61 macrumors regular   Join Date: May 2004 92 degrees Fahrenheit = 33.3333333 degrees Celsius 96 degrees Fahrenheit = 35.5555556 degrees Celsius according to google. As for a normal temperature i have no idea but 35 degrees celsius sounds high,Hakkinen wat is your room temperature at. 0
 May 25, 2004, 03:47 PM #4 abhishekit macrumors 65816     Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: akron , ohio unless it really burns, dont worry bout it..my ibook gets warm too..never really measured it though.. __________________ " Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" Albert Einstein one of the videos I made 0
May 25, 2004, 09:22 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by web_god61 92 degrees Fahrenheit = 33.3333333 degrees Celsius 96 degrees Fahrenheit = 35.5555556 degrees Celsius according to google. As for a normal temperature i have no idea but 35 degrees celsius sounds high,Hakkinen wat is your room temperature at.
I think my room temperature is somewhere between 26 to 28 celcius.
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 May 25, 2004, 11:02 PM #6 goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a     Join Date: Apr 2004 Location: Bay Area sounds hot 92 degrees, thats enough to create sweaty hands. I have an ibook g4, and the left side of the trackpad does get warm, but nowhere near 92. The only simply reason for such a high temperature reading would be that you're using your ibook in bed on top of a blanket or something that covers the fan. 0
May 26, 2004, 12:18 AM   #7
Hakkinen
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 Originally Posted by goodtimes5 92 degrees, thats enough to create sweaty hands. I have an ibook g4, and the left side of the trackpad does get warm, but nowhere near 92. The only simply reason for such a high temperature reading would be that you're using your ibook in bed on top of a blanket or something that covers the fan.
I am using it on my table. I do not know why certain times it is warm, certain times it is not. And I am only surfing the net. Like now, it is not warm at all.
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May 26, 2004, 03:47 AM   #8
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 Originally Posted by goodtimes5 92 degrees, thats enough to create sweaty hands. I have an ibook g4, and the left side of the trackpad does get warm, but nowhere near 92. The only simply reason for such a high temperature reading would be that you're using your ibook in bed on top of a blanket or something that covers the fan.
Not necessarily. My old iBook G4 got quite noticeably warm on the left palmrest -- just above the hard disc. Hakkinen, how much RAM does your iBook have? I found that once I upgraded to 640Mb (ergo, cutting out pageouts) the machine only gets warm when doing real work.

As a side, ThermographX rocks.
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 May 26, 2004, 06:09 AM #9 jKmxxx macrumors member   Join Date: May 2004 Location: Melbourne Australia At www.bresink.de under the title: What is the "normal" temperature for current CPUs? (near the end of the page) Visit here There you will find the maximum temperature for each G4 CPU model. I hope this will help. __________________ At work... PowerMac G4 Dual 1.42Ghz, Radeon 9700 Pro, 1GB RAM, M-Audio Revolution 7.1, 110GB HD. 15" PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, Radeon 9700 Mobility, 80GB HD, 512 MB RAM, 17" Apple Studio Display. Last edited by jKmxxx; May 26, 2004 at 06:12 AM. 0
May 26, 2004, 08:26 AM   #10
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This happens to my wife all the time. She likes playing the Sims while in bed, as the computer is resting on blankets. She knows to lift the computer from time to time, but still, it gets toasty.

Hopefully Brap is right:

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 I found that once I upgraded to 640Mb (ergo, cutting out pageouts) the machine only gets warm when doing real work
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I ordered a 512MB chip from Crucial yesterday, and its already on the FedEx truck today
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