Just got 2.0G MB, heat question

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  1. macbookguy macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    I got my 2.0GHz MacBook on time today and I was just wondering how hot a normal MB runs? Mine's currently about 60 deg on my lap and I was wondering what people were using to cool this down?

    Thanks,
    MBG
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    smcfancontrol. Im assuming the 60 is Celsius. Thats a tad bit higher than the CD MB but you have a C2D so that should be normal.
     
  3. macbookguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks :) I wasn't sure if 60 C was normal or high or not. I appreciate!
     
  4. phungy macrumors 68020

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    The C2D MBs run hotter than the CD MBs because of the processor? I'm hooked up to an external right now but its running at 70C without the iSkin. Not sure what's wrong :(
     
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    sory to sound like a noob, but how do you know how hot it is??
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    smcFanControl.
     
  8. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Hm, but you have a MBP and don't they have 2 fans?

    Anyways, I tried it with a cooling pad and it doesn't work because it seems like the fans are expelling the heat out towards the back and the cooling pad is trying to expel the heat from the bottom which there are no vents. It's about 51C right now...
     
  9. djinn macrumors 68000

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    I don't know why mine is lower. Both fans were running at 25xx RPM.
     
  10. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I'm assuming maybe cause you have 2 fans working versus 1 fan in the MB. Darn...should have gone with a MBP.. :p
     
  11. djinn macrumors 68000

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    doh! my bad, I always overlook the macbook, sorry.
     
  12. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried adjusting the power settings? More power usage = more heat output.

    Turn off features you aren't using such as BlueTooth or AirPort. Don't leave a CD/DVD in the drive. Add a ton of RAM so the HD won't need to be spun up as often.

    Laptops are not desktops, you make sacrifices in power/heat/weight to have a powerful portable. Apple cannot change the laws of physics!
     
  13. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I set the power setting on Better Energy Savings ever since I turned on the MB.

    BT is off. AP is on. No CD/DVD in optical drive. It's got 2GB of RAM.

    It fluctuates alot though...from as low as 42C (that's cause I set the Fan to 6200rpm but at 2000rpm its at 46C and sometimes jumps up to 70C for no reason).

    Would VirtueDesktop affect this? I don't have anything running in the other desktops though. :confused:
     

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