MacBook Pro GPU Temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bezerk3r86, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi

    I happen to have a Late 2007 MacBook Pro (The specs are in my signature). My model was also the one affected by the 8600Gt issue so I had taken to a nearby Apple Reseller in Dubai in 2008. It's been months since that happened.

    However, I've been monitoring my CPU & GPU temperatures and I'm still confused about what is ideal and if I should be worried about anything.

    (I took a screenshot of my iStat readings and there's a difference of atleast 11C between the GPU Diode and GPU Heatsink)

    Is there anything alarming that I should be worried about?
     

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  2. macrumors demi-god

    Gav2k

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    Gpu's always run hot. Looks fine to me mate
     
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    iLog.Genius

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    Yes under load, but if your doing nothing, it shouldn't be at 70 C. I idle anywhere between 50-55 C when idling or doing nothing but web.
     
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    lewis82

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    I won't start a new thread for this question because it's related...

    I just installed iStat menus on my new MBP 13" and I just realized by looking at this thread that I can't see any GPU temperature.

    Is there a temperature sensor on the 9400?
     
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    bmcgrath

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    The 8600m GT runs hot even at idle. Mine has done so since I got this MBP over a year ago and idle is around 65-75c.

    Under load it can hit 80-85 but when the fans kick in it usually hovers around 80ish region. GPU's do run hot.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Whenever mine is idle,the GPU diode hovers around 55-60C and the heatsink gives me 49-55C - the readings correspond when there's a difference of atleast 10C.
     
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    iLog.Genius

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    I don't know if the new iStat for SL changes this but on the old iStat menu, the temperature for the 9400M is Northbridge.

    Yikes. Then the 9600M GT is a huge improvement. Back in Leopard, it will idle at 55 C. Now in SL 60 C and higher.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get the GPU temp option on iStat menus (you're using that, right?). I don't have it:(.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    If you go to the Preferences for iStat in System Preferences, you should see it in the Sensors section.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Normal temperatures. You should see temps under Vista or Windows 7 when the GPU is working to cope with the whole Aero stuff.
     

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