Hot warm/hot is your ibook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Hakkinen, May 25, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    My question sounds a bit dumb.

    My ibook is rather warm.
    I put a simple thermometer on the palm rest just about my CPU, i think it is about 92F to 96F.
    I am only running a web browser now.
    Is this temperature normal?
  2. macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    Old York
    what type of ibook are you useingand what the heck is 92 degrees in centigrade?

    mine is comftably warm
  3. macrumors regular


    May 14, 2004
    92 degrees Fahrenheit = 33.3333333 degrees Celsius

    96 degrees Fahrenheit = 35.5555556 degrees Celsius

    according to google. As for a normal temperature i have no idea but 35 degrees celsius sounds high,Hakkinen wat is your room temperature at.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    unless it really burns, dont worry bout ibook gets warm too..never really measured it though..
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    I think my room temperature is somewhere between 26 to 28 celcius.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area
    sounds hot

    92 degrees, thats enough to create sweaty hands. I have an ibook g4, and the left side of the trackpad does get warm, but nowhere near 92. The only simply reason for such a high temperature reading would be that you're using your ibook in bed on top of a blanket or something that covers the fan.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    I am using it on my table. I do not know why certain times it is warm, certain times it is not. And I am only surfing the net. Like now, it is not warm at all.
  8. macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2004
    Not necessarily. My old iBook G4 got quite noticeably warm on the left palmrest -- just above the hard disc. Hakkinen, how much RAM does your iBook have? I found that once I upgraded to 640Mb (ergo, cutting out pageouts) the machine only gets warm when doing real work.

    As a side, ThermographX rocks.
  9. macrumors member

    May 4, 2004
    Melbourne Australia
    At under the title:
    What is the "normal" temperature for current CPUs? (near the end of the page)
    Visit here

    There you will find the maximum temperature for each G4 CPU model.
    I hope this will help.
  10. macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    This happens to my wife all the time. She likes playing the Sims while in bed, as the computer is resting on blankets. She knows to lift the computer from time to time, but still, it gets toasty.

    Hopefully Brap is right:


    I ordered a 512MB chip from Crucial yesterday, and its already on the FedEx truck today :)

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