Is my Macbook Pro running too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by THX2008, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. THX2008 macrumors newbie

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    My MBP is a refurbished model (Core Duo 1.83 Ghz).

    A while ago, I read an article about the misapplication of thermal paste on several hardware components of the MBP. I was a bit worried so I used iState nano to check the temperatures on my model.

    The stats below reflect running fairly minimal processes including Azureus and Safari.

    I might just be paranoid though. It's never been hot to the touch and I have always been able to set the machine on my lap. It's actually nice during winter.

    I have noticed that when running XP (I've done the bootcamp partition), it does run a little warmer but not too bad. The only graphically intense program I run is Half-Life 2.
     

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  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  3. butaro macrumors regular

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    my mbc2d is 60C running a couple safari browsers on regular web pages, itunes playing, msn, omni outliner. Pretty normal to me
     
  4. 00hkelly macrumors 6502

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    yeh im normally in the 40's when doing nothing much at all (word processing/note taking.etc) 50's when surfing net and itunes .etc.60's touching 70 sometimes when pushing it in aperture .etc.

    ur temps look pretty good to me, a small amount of variation from machine to machine is to be expected though.
     
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    The best way to measure temperature, if this sort of thing really concerns you (the case sensor is waaaaay off on my systems) is to use a non-contact infrared thermometer. You can pick one up cheap on ebay. I've recorded case temps in excess of 60C in summer in areas where your finger can touch. I did send off my MBP for repair following that - but current evidence suggests that the issue hasn't been resolved - so it'll be interesting to see what kind of temps I get this summer.
     

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