Have my new MBP, Holy Crap these are HOT

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by erkanasu, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    First apple computer, so far I really like this laptop, VERY FAST!
    Im running a 1.83, and these are freaking HOT( at least mine is). Just with my hands resting on the laptop as I type, my wrists are almost getting sweaty( not typical for me, haha). Is this just the way apples are or is mine just really hot?
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    download a widget from apple (mac os x => widgets => status=> look hard) and tell us how hot it gets. It may just be hot for you because you are used to desktops or low speced pc's. Anything below 150º is fine. Yes, apple's are generally hot runners, they are powerful and have a great design:p
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    150 degrees? Jesus christ, my iBook sits around 45-50
     
  4. psycho- macrumors member

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    I remember with the powerbooks that if the CPU runs 100%, then yeah it runs around 145 ish or so. When I was doing everyday stuff, it ran more like around 130ish or so.


    150 deg f = 51 deg c
     
  5. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    yeah, >300ºF would be a problem.
     
  6. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    right now it says 45 degrees C. But ****, this feels reallllllllllllly hot on the hands. Hell, aluminium right above the F-x buttons actually burns me a little.
     
  7. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would agree that this MBP has fantastic design, BUT temperature is a big componet of design too.
     
  8. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Well, iStat nano can't read the temperature (or the battery status, for that matter,) but I just downloaded the appropriately-named 'Temperature Monitor', and it says 89.6°F (32°C) on the hard drive right now (The hard drive is the only sensor it can find.) This is after being used for about half an hour plugged in on 'Better Performance', but not doing anything too stressful. Just web browsing and email.
     
  9. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I agree. Does it help with processor settings at Reduced in Energy Savings settings?
     
  10. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    that's celsius. he's referring to fahrenheit.

    i hope :eek:
     
  11. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do you do that? right now its running on "normal" in the battery drop down menu
     
  12. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Choose the last option in the "normal" drop down menu and then select the second tab in the tabbed area. It's a drop down menu at the bottom.

    (My preferences are in Norwegian, so I don't know what the options are called exactly in English, hence my odd explanation of which options to select.)
     
  13. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    to me, this looks like in the optimization menu, i should select the option for best battery life? dont see anything that directly relates to CPU
     
  14. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    That could do the same thing, but the last option in that drop down menu should be a "Custom" option that will reveal more settings. You need to go to the second tab in these advanced settings.
     
  15. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    You must click System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options Tab.

    Look down, and you will see the drop down menu where it says "Processor Performance." Since you have a portable computer, you have have this change automatically, according to if you have the computer plugged in or not. When it is plugged in, I suggest leaving the processor performance at "highest." For when the computer is unplugged, I suggest leaving it on "automatic," as the computer knows best when to use both cores and how far to scale the core (s) up and down to conserve energy.
     
  16. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    We were trying to find ways of making the MacBook run colder not hotter.
     
  17. williamw macrumors member

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    Yow like really hot?
     
  18. edge540 macrumors regular

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    All those temperatures seem really low to me. My 1.5Ghz 15" runs at about 50° C all the time... and if i play a game or something it can get to 64°. This is all when on automatic and running a 20" ACD by itself... ohh... the computer is open too... so... its getting plenty of ventilation... i guess these computers are ment to run hot... just dont play games with it on your lap ;)
     
  19. Stinkythe1 macrumors regular

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    For some reason, when I got my powerbook, after a while, it would feel really hot to the touch, but after a few months of using it, it does not seem as hot anymore. I dunno if there is something internal that is happening that is making it absorb more heat over time or I'm just getting used to the heat.
     
  20. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Where is that video clip of the guy frying the egg on his PB when I need it.
    Hmm the PB's or MBP's do get a bit too warm to touch comfortably near the upper left side of the keyboard.
    :rolleyes:
     
  21. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be worried if the machine wasn't hot....the heat has to go somewhere...I suppose they could have put faster fans, but they are usually noisy and kill battery life.
     
  22. Chupa Chupa macrumors G4

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    So many posts about the MBP being hot. Maybe it's because I only have a 1.83, but it doesn't feel any hotter than my PB got...and it makes less noise too, although the fan seems to go on more often.
     
  23. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay, its not that hot all the time.

    Okay, after 4 hours of use....

    The laptop actaully aint too hot when your just web browsin, using itunes, easy stuff. But earlier I was copying files over my network, and coping files from DVDs, and boy did this puppy get hot. not as scared as I first was, and after my first day of using mac os x, im starting to fall in love with it.

    BTW, does your space bar make a differnt noise when u push it compared to the other keys? haha random question i know, but i notice it.
     
  24. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't look as if anyone's mentioned it, but you have to remember that the MBP, like the PB's before it, are made of aluminum and thus act like a giant heat sink.
     
  25. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the same thing as you. I thought my 12" 1.5 felt toasty when I got it. Now, I find no problem on the wrist rests or anything. Typically I keep it under 115°, but when Photoshop gets up and running it soars to 150°.
     

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