iStat not working

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by regre7, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    I just got a MBP, and I've been trying to get iStat pro and nano to work, but neither of them show any data under fans or temperature! I've got 10.4.7 running.
     
  2. ScarletRed macrumors regular

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    ???

    You probably downloaded iStat Pro. iStat Pro doesn't work on MBP just yet. Try iStat Nano instead (thaat's what I have). It works beautifully.
     
  3. regre7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried iStat nano, and it doesn't display any information either.
     
  4. ScarletRed macrumors regular

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    Try CoreDuo Temp

    Then try CoreDuo Temp. The download link is to the left of the counter box.
     
  5. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    same here! istat nano and istat pro both wont display fan and temperature info of my MBP
     
  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Since you posted just after him, I'll bump this so you see his link.
     
  7. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    istat nano also missed battery information, too. it says invalid.
     
  8. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Cant get nano to work on my MBP here either... Wonder what the deal is?

    Edit: After trying it again, it works like a charm! Everything displays perfectly.
     
  9. regre7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, thanks. CoreDuoTemp works great. Is 59C normal while idling? I'm at around 5% usage. All I'm doing is internet browsing and iTunes. It's a week 12 build.
     
  10. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    That's a bit roasty toasty for idle... Mine idles in the high 39's.
     
  11. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Mine idles in the low-mid 60s :(
     
  12. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Mine used to idle in the mid 50's until I replaced the TIC.
     
  13. ScarletRed macrumors regular

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    Idling temperature seems to vary greatly from MBP to MBP. Some claim as high as 80s (degrees Celsius) whereas mine is in the other extreme (mid to low 20s). So to answer your question, how I have no idea what the normal idling temperature is. Nor does anyone here. Somebody'll have to ask the Apple engineers.
     
  14. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    I believe it has to do with the placement of the thermal sensor. If you've never taken your notebook apart they just tape the sensor on to the head spreader. This is done by humans and humans make mistakes, and there's no possible way to place it in the EXACT same spot every time. I believe the books that display a warmer temp have the sensor placed closer to the processor/sb/gpu whereas the ones that read cooler have been placed farther away. That was my first instinct when I saw how they got the temp readings on these things, it's a pretty shoddy way of getting the temps. They should have milled in some slots on the contact points for all 3 chips and had a sensor for each one which would have been 10x more accurate with more detail as to which chip was running at what temperature.
     

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