iBook G4 12" Heat Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DJS1234, May 4, 2006.

  1. DJS1234 macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    Does anyone know what the average temp (I'm using iStat nano to measure cpu temp) of an iBook G4 1.33 12" 512mb with say a few apps running (Camino iTunes and iCal for example) not doing anything special just average stuff.

    I only ask as mine is really hot! 45-50 degrees average is this normal?

    Cheers everyone:)
     
  2. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    If you ask me thats pretty cool. Right now my ibook 46ºc but gets as high as 67º when doing something cpu intensive.
     
  3. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds perfectly normal to me. My iBook's temps runs at about 45-50 on battery, 48-52 on AC power and 52-56 when I'm spanning it onto my 2005FPW.

    Whenever it gets to 50 or higher just make sure nothing is covering up the vents. :)
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    The Apple Specs for the iBook G4 show a little lower numbers for normal use (50-95°F/10-35°C). With two PB's, the fan comes on at around 139°F but usually only when I have some intensive work (FCP/encoding) running along with other opened apps.
     
  5. DJS1234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone for your responses, looks like all is well with my iBook, these little guys sure do run hot! I just thought for some reason (Obviously wrong) that the G4's were cool running chips (Not sure where I got that from, must be too much time spent reading rumour sites!:) )

    Thanks for the responses again, moderators this thread I think is now ok to close as my original question has been answered perfectly!
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I've had an iBook g4 and now have a powerbook g4. Trust me, the 12" iBook is like fall whereas the powerbook is mid-spring.

    (Reserving summer for MBP).
     
  7. DJS1234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in the UK and its just cold here all the time (Spring, Summer, Fall - they all feel pretty much the same its just the amount of rain that changes:) )


    so do you mean the iBook is hotter than the Powerbook or that the Powerbook is the hot one out of the two?

    Cheers:)
     

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