Holy crap!!! my ibook is at 161 degrees fahrenheit...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dustintendo, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Dustintendo macrumors member

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    when will the fan turn on?! this is freaking me out
     
  2. Dustintendo thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, it just turned on..but isnt 161 degrees a little hot? shouldnt the fan have turned on earlier?
     
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I think the iBook can survive at that temperature (just). I think 190F is the max, not too sure though. How hot is the place you're in?
     
  4. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I don't know. 72c 161F seems a little hot to me! But not impossible. I had an AMD Duron which ran at 85c and was fine. Dunno about the iBook though.
     
  5. Dustintendo thread starter macrumors member

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    \not very hot at all, i read that the fan usually turns on at 67 celcius and mine went on at 72..i guess its not too bad

    edit: also i was running folding@home to test the fan, and i know that heats up alot, and very quickly, so maybe that was the reason
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    Pffft....

    My A CPU is spiking 202 F on my PM during a batch right now. :eek:
     
  7. mpw Guest

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    Where do I stick the thermometer to take the measurement?
     
  8. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    Here's what my PowerBook Reads now

    Processor/Controller Bottomside: 62.8 C
    Processor Bottomside: 60.5 C
    Power Supply Bottomside: 53.8 C
    Trackpad: 41.0 C
    Battery Temp: 32.0 C

    I'm using Temperature Monitor for these calculations
     
  9. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I've never seen my PB above 144 F! That was running Seti@home before I had the cooling pad, now it doesn't get above 135F or so.
     
  10. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I use temperature monitor lite. Pretty good for me. :)
     
  11. highres macrumors 6502a

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    where is everybody getting these CPU temperature readings from? It's not Activity Monitor is it? Or are you all using a diagnostics tool?
     
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    I was writing my question when you posted your answer, I will check out temperature monitor lite and see if it is worth downloading and installing. Thanks for the link.
     
  13. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Why are everyones readings so high!?

    Temperature Monitor:

    Processor Bottomside: 24.5c
    Power Supply Bottomside: 24c
    Trackpad: 23.5c
    Battery: 24c
    Hard Disk: 36c
     
  14. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how you guys are getting these crazy readings. My ibook cpu temperature never exceeds 135 f. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: That's insane. The highest I've ever seen my PB at was 89.5 F.
     
  18. akm macrumors member

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    Depends on what you are doing. I've been running distributed.net (so CPU load tends to stay at 100%) and my readings on my iBook are:

    Temperature Monitor:

    Processor Bottomside: 68.5C/155.3F
    Power Supply/Memory Bottomside: 52.8C/127.04F
    Battery: 32C/89.6F
    Hard Disk:63.5C/146.3F
     
  19. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I don't have any apps that cause that kind of CPU usage. My worst is when I am burning a CD, listening to music in iTunes, working with widgets in Dashboard, and chatting in iChat, and maybe a few other apps running in the background that I'm not really using like Word, RapidWeaver, and Image Tricks. :rolleyes:
     
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    geez, what are u people doing on your machines....
     
  21. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    run for your lives it going to blow!

    oh wait... nm
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm... so I noticed that since I upgraded to 10.4.2, I get a lot more fan activity. And I just turned back on the temp monitor widget, and my fan was running at about 58C, a temperature at which it sounds like it would not run for many of you. Hmmm.... Well, I guess since it came and went for others with dot upgrades, I too will hope that 10.4.3 makes it go away.
     
  23. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I've never once heard a fan running in my PB, and I work in a dead silent office (unless I'm blasting iTunes). :D
     

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