Do MBP's still have heat issues?

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  1. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    A lot was made about this when they were just released, and my friend's MBP gets pretty scorching hot (he bought his around May), but not too many people seem to bring it up anymore. I just got a Macbook at work, and it runs relatively cool/no moo.

    Anyways, do current MBP's still get really hot?
     
  2. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    After I got the new Logic Board installed I saw a drastic decrease in temperature. Much much cooler. But I don't know if the new MBP's have the new board installed or not though.
     
  3. aidan60657 macrumors newbie

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    Depends on what you call issues

    My 2.16 runs along between 120 - 140 F usually. When it's working hard (like playing Flash videos, strangely) it hikes up to about 160 or 170 F.

    Either way, it's bloody hot underneath the machine.

    I bought mine last week from the Apple Store on Regent Street, London. No idea when it was built.

    Regardless of the heat, it runs fine and I don't notice any issues.
     
  4. Boxer macrumors regular

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    Yes. They are still very hot. I don't think they will ever get around the heat issue. They are alluminum. Heat comes with the territory.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Mine doesn't get unreasonably hot. Idles at 35 C, under load it goes up to 80 C or so.
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    I just received a replacement MacBook Pro 2.16Ghz (week 34) and it is better than my first 2.0Ghz (week 17).

    Anything past week 18 or 19 should have the new logic board.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am afraid that your predicition will no doubt be right on Boxer. :)


    Aluminum + 1" thin + super-fast Core Duo = toasty. :D
     
  8. darrengreer macrumors regular

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    I just purchased an Antec Notebook Cooler, and while it doesn't reduce the CPU heat dramatically, the external surface temperature seems to have dropped noticeably.

    http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=75004

    I'm going to purchase a surface temp gauge hopefully today. Hopefully that will confirm my suspects.
     
  9. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    I got my MBP in July, ive never had heat issues. Always around 52-55 C whenever i check.
     
  10. pincho macrumors regular

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    not since the Firmware update. Runs much much cooler
     
  11. NewSc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so... yes, no, maybe? such conflicting responses :confused: :confused: :)
     
  12. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    well mine runs cool. bought it 2 weeks ago. according to coconut Identity Card my MBP was made 4 weeks ago. When running on battery the heat is no problem at all. When its on the charger it gets slightly warmer but nothing thats just stupidly hot. Its my first mac too so i cant complain :)
     
  13. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Mine gets pretty hot when surfing the internet, but when I'm playing The Sims, it doesn't get as hot (or maybe I just don't notice it). Go figure. Well, I can't wait to see those Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros. They'd probably make a nice space heater in the winter.
     
  14. NewSc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well, my Powerbook got really warm, almost hot sometimes, warm enough where I wouldn't want to put it on a bare lap for too long, so I know laptops are all warm.

    I just don't want something that would burn a bare lap or burn desks or something.
     

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