How hot does the macbook pro really get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glow9, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. glow9 macrumors newbie

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    Does it get more than uncomfortable on your lap? I hear a lot of mixed reviews on this but how hot does it get?

    and btw what do you guys get for battery life?
     
  2. mightymike107 macrumors member

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    The bottom of the laptop doesn't get very hot (even on a heavy load), warm, but not uncomfortable hot. The top however, especially right above the keyboard does get really hot.

    my initial experience with battery life is about 4 hours.
     
  3. MacKarl macrumors newbie

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    Use SMC fancontrol and CoolBook

    I have no MacBook Pro, but I have a MacBook. I use SMC fan control and CoolBook. With the help of these apps I have no issues with heat anymore.
    By undervolting the CPU you can lower the power dissipation by 1/3. And this will of course give better battery life.

    http://81.169.182.62/~eidac/software/page5/page5.html
    http://www.coolbook.se
     
  4. ghall macrumors 68040

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    On mine, the CPUs get to about 130ºF during light usage.
     
  5. glow9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As for heat how does that transfer through for you too hot or what?
     

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