How to check macbook temperature?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Liebo11, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2006
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sit it on a flat and level desk. Open up Word. Stare at it for three hours and then, whilst slowly taking off your shirt, start making moo noises. The moo attracts wolves, but you don't do it for long so it shouldn't matter. Now, with one finger outstretched, touch the middle of the bottom of the laptop. Scream out the first number that comes into your head, and this is how you find the MacBook temperature.

    Or use CoreDuoTemp.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
  4. macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    I have nothing to add for the OP, but this was funny!
  5. macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Depends on if you want to case temp or the CPU temp. If you want the case temp buy a non-contact infrared thermometer. As a side bonus, you can have literally minutes of fun pointing it at other stuff.
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    d wade

    Jun 27, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    what is a safe temp for the computer? i feel my MBP getting very hot sometimes. i always figured this was normal though.
  7. macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2011
    are there and apps for the new i5 13 mbp to check the temperature?
  8. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    iStat Pro, a Dashboard widget.
  9. BarryChuckle, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 20, 2011

    macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2011
  10. macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2009
    Is there any default way OS X already has of doing this? The programs you guys recommended just take what information the system is already putting out and display them for you (much like how Coconut Battery just takes information readily available from System Profiler and just displays it better). Does OS X already have a built in program for this? I looked through System Profiler and it didn't seem to be there.
  11. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  12. macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    I stat pro, i think its a great add-on.

    Would highly recommend it.
  13. fastmax, Nov 17, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011

    macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2011
    atMonitor is perfect for displaying your Macbook temperature along with other useful info. It is well regarded and free! It can be run from the menubar, so that you can see the tempature while doing other tasks. It has also been updated for Lion.

    You can find it here:
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    iStat Menus is just as good for me too. It's sexy but it's not as centralized as iStat Pro though.

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