hot Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jplg842, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    #1
    Hi guys.
    I got my first mac like 2 weeks ago. macbook 2ghz white.
    its running hot from the begining, most of the heat is on the left side.
    is his normal, i think that its too hot. how could i know?

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. bwanac macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    #2
    find a temperature monitoring app or widget and report back.
     
  3. johnmartin78 macrumors regular

    johnmartin78

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    #3
    Depending on your last computer,a Macbook will seem hot in comparison because of the chip.I would personally be more worried if it wasn't hot at all.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #4
    The left side, under the 2 and W key area, is the location of the processor so it's totally normal for it to heat up over there.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #5
    The macbooks generally operate between 50 - 80c (full load)

    They certainly are a hot laptop - but that's normal. However I must admit I do wish there was more ventilation so they were a little cooler.
     
  6. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Location:
    North Dakota
    #6
    That's definately normal, as they all get hot in that corner.
     

Share This Page