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Old Sep 6, 2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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MacBook Pro GPU Temperature

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I happen to have a Late 2007 MacBook Pro (The specs are in my signature). My model was also the one affected by the 8600Gt issue so I had taken to a nearby Apple Reseller in Dubai in 2008. It's been months since that happened.

However, I've been monitoring my CPU & GPU temperatures and I'm still confused about what is ideal and if I should be worried about anything.

(I took a screenshot of my iStat readings and there's a difference of atleast 11C between the GPU Diode and GPU Heatsink)

Is there anything alarming that I should be worried about?
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 02:33 PM   #2
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Gpu's always run hot. Looks fine to me mate
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Gpu's always run hot. Looks fine to me mate
Yes under load, but if your doing nothing, it shouldn't be at 70 C. I idle anywhere between 50-55 C when idling or doing nothing but web.
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Have you tried smcFanControl (see: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049)? This will allow you to control the fans and cool things off a bit.

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I won't start a new thread for this question because it's related...

I just installed iStat menus on my new MBP 13" and I just realized by looking at this thread that I can't see any GPU temperature.

Is there a temperature sensor on the 9400?
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The 8600m GT runs hot even at idle. Mine has done so since I got this MBP over a year ago and idle is around 65-75c.

Under load it can hit 80-85 but when the fans kick in it usually hovers around 80ish region. GPU's do run hot.
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 10:15 PM   #7
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Whenever mine is idle,the GPU diode hovers around 55-60C and the heatsink gives me 49-55C - the readings correspond when there's a difference of atleast 10C.
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I won't start a new thread for this question because it's related...

I just installed iStat menus on my new MBP 13" and I just realized by looking at this thread that I can't see any GPU temperature.

Is there a temperature sensor on the 9400?
I don't know if the new iStat for SL changes this but on the old iStat menu, the temperature for the 9400M is Northbridge.

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The 8600m GT runs hot even at idle. Mine has done so since I got this MBP over a year ago and idle is around 65-75c.

Under load it can hit 80-85 but when the fans kick in it usually hovers around 80ish region. GPU's do run hot.
Yikes. Then the 9600M GT is a huge improvement. Back in Leopard, it will idle at 55 C. Now in SL 60 C and higher.
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How do you get the GPU temp option on iStat menus (you're using that, right?). I don't have it.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 01:04 AM   #10
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How do you get the GPU temp option on iStat menus (you're using that, right?). I don't have it.
If you go to the Preferences for iStat in System Preferences, you should see it in the Sensors section.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 01:28 AM   #11
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Normal temperatures. You should see temps under Vista or Windows 7 when the GPU is working to cope with the whole Aero stuff.
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