MacBook heat

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djstarrock, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    hi i'm just wordering if 50 to 70 celsius is a ok temperature.
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Is it a Core 2 Duo Macbook, or one of the original Core Duos ? My Core Duo is running at about 28 - 30, it does go up to about 47 when under a bit of strain, but I don't recall seeing it higher.
     
  3. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Romulus macrumors regular

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    I actually have multiple posts on this topic... I'm trying to find out what are the normal operating temperature of the Macbook C2D... Mine right now is at 62C with Firefox on... which in my opinion is quite hot. It seems that in average most people are seeing 50-55... Reports of 30 or 40 are way too low unless the computer is kept on ice ;)

    See http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=256227 or do a search for Macbook temperature...
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Maybe on C2D, but my CD is normally 28 . The hinge for the screen is definitely hot, but it's cool otherwise. And no it's not on ice, it's sitting on my desk running iTunes, Firefox, Mail, Stickies, Adium and Terminal. ;)
     
  6. other macrumors 6502

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    There is no way that the CPU is running at 28 °C.

    From CoreDuoTemp's FAQ:
     
  7. TWLreal macrumors 6502

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    A notebook running at 30 C. That's really priceless.

    Even a well built desktop PC can't reach those temperatures under no load and your notebook does that while running?

    Either Osarkon feels like lying or is completely clueless.
     
  8. e12a macrumors 68000

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    probably using a tool that incorrectly reads the temps. My c2d mbp is high 40s low 50s doing normal stuff

    on my lap its more like low 60s
     
  9. Romulus macrumors regular

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    See the above link to thread... I finally took it to apple, and at least at the store the laptops sitting there with minimum apps open were running 54-57 under normal iddling. With yes command in terminal temperatures hit 87... So, the genius guy thought it's probably normal. Now, he could not find any specific temperatures though...
     
  10. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Not lying, using the iStat widget. Maybe it does read incorrectly, but that's the temperature it's reading. As long as it's not reading 90 C i'm happy. Although it came close the other day (82) and the fans kicked in big time, I watched it go down to 57 before it settled.
     
  11. MleB macrumors newbie

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    I gather the temp readings depend on the software used to get this info and the sensors they are using - there are several.

    In my case, I use CoreDuo Temp and smcfancontrol - and they are usually within a degree or two of each other. This is usually around 46c for basic running - and this is down from 53c by use of smcfancontrol and tweaking the minimum fan speed up from 1500 to 3000 rpm. I also keep my MacBook slightly raised (two erasers at the back, if you must know) when sitting n a desk to help it wick heat better.
     
  12. mojohojo macrumors regular

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    the program everyone uses is Temperature Monitor??
    and the temp is CPU A: ?

    mine is usually running at 60 C without stress (like just firefox) and can go up to 80 C..is that too high?
     
  13. miniguu macrumors regular

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    Running the processors at 100% (folding), the temps for the CPUS are 77-78C/170F.
     
  14. Radam macrumors member

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    I trust apple more than i trust people who made a app that controls my fans, i know im going to have this computer for a while, and i don't want to run the fans out before im done with it.
     
  15. grum macrumors regular

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    So has anyone managed to find out what can be considered 'normal' temperatures? I tried SMC Fac control but i dont want to wear out my fan. Getting a little worried about heat, mine is usually around 60C.
     
  16. expergo macrumors regular

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    Two of my whitebooks idles ~60C and one of my blackbooks idles at ~50.
     

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