Aluminum Macbook Temperatures

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  1. macrumors regular

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    My new Glassbook is running kind of hot, so I was wondering what some of the other temperature of others are. Right now it's plugged in and charging. I'm multitasking and playing music, but no big apps. The temps are:

    CPA 145 F
    Heatsink A 142 F
    Heatsink B 128 F
    Northbridge 130 F
    HD 95

    Are these normal? I heard it runs cool but this seems hot...
     
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  3. macrumors newbie

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    From what I can tell, it's not that hot at all. I just checked one of the machines we had in the shop. It had been sitting just running some music through iTunes and it was just under your temps... but very very close.

    Just looking at the numbers, it seemed high to me. But for the aluminum macbooks... it appears to be normal. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Not hot for a Mac, but for a laptop PC those temps is very unusual. I don't like that macbook got so hot temps when doing "nothing", the fan must go on just surfing youtube :S
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I'm getting around 67c just for surfing internet (firefox), listen music (itune) and instant message (Adium).

    The RPM fan is running around 2000 ish.

    I think CPU temp (65ish C) is running too high. Anyone else?
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    That macbook runs hotter then my G5 under full load all day long :D
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Do any apps that test for full load on my new macbook?
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I don't know why my Macbook Alu seems hotter than normal...
    I often run Safari, itune, skype and Y!M...
    at first it run cool but now it's always about 10 degree hotter than before...
    Should I go to Apple store to have them check it out for me?
     
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    cherry su

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    you can stress the macbook's processors by opening up two terminal windows and typing "yes > /dev/null" on both of them (no quotes)
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    Yeah that's a good little trick.
     
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    brop52

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    If you are doing anything with flash things are going to get extra toasty. Either that or games/video encoding.
     

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