Macbook Pro Heat

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Abraxsis, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Abraxsis macrumors 6502

    Abraxsis

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    So no, this isnt a thread to "flame" Apple about the heat. Its more of a poll for me to see some norms and corollaries. What Id like to know is the following from those with 2.0 GHz CoreDuo Macbook Pros (other can post tho, MB owners too).

    1. In the System Information program, how old does it say your Mac is.
    2. The SMC Version (this is also found in System Information)
    3. Amount of RAM
    4. Average Temp (F or C, doesnt matter) of the CPU (Core #1 if your temp program supports that) under regular load.
    5. Temp under load (Gaming, encoding, etc)
    6. Idle temp when the computer is just sitting there doing nothing

    Thanks alot. Ill be sure to post my findings here.

    My Info is as follows.

    1. 2 Months
    2. 1.5f10
    3. 1 GB
    4. 134F while surfing/chatting/etc.
    5. 154F right after shutting down Warcraft
    6. 112F Whiel Idle
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    1. 3 Months
    2. 1.2f10
    3. 2 GB
    4. 54C while surfing/chatting/etc.
    5. 64C after doing intensive CPU stuff
    6. 44C while idle
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    None of the stat programs that support temperatures can find any sensors on my MacBook Pro. Any recommendations?
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    1. 2 weeks old
    2. Ill find out when i get home and edit this
    3. 1GB
    4. 108 while surfing/mail/adium up
    5. 149 while FCE is encoding
    6. 100-102 while idle

    used core duo temp to get temps.
    http://macbricol.free.fr/coreduotemp/

    Ed
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    1. ?? Where is this?
    2. 1.2f10
    3. 2GB
    4. 127F / 113F
    5. 183.2F / 172.6F (compiling) <-- subject to change, as I'm compiling right now to re-test. It's been a while)
    6. 113F / 109F

    I should note, I always have my MBP sitting on 4 SDLT1 tape boxes (they're about 1" high) at the 4 corners of the laptop. This helps the airflow and cooling under it.

    Hmm, I pointed a fan at the MBP and turned it on low so it's blowing air across the top and bottom (thanks to my tape boxes) and saw a 10-15F drop.
     
  6. Abraxsis thread starter macrumors 6502

    Abraxsis

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    Some programs require that you install drivers to properly read the CPU sensors. But you should be able to get the SMART temp sensor in the HD without any additional drivers.
     
  7. Abraxsis thread starter macrumors 6502

    Abraxsis

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    Same place where you got the SMC firmware version from I believe. Im currently stuck in the Office, so Im in "beat my head against the screen of a PC" land at the moment.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  9. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i use a program called Coconut Battery to see the age of my machine. i don't know how else to do it. everything else is in System Profiler or iStat Pro (widget).
     
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  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    4 months, idles at 35, goe sup to 85 under load (Mathematica notebooks).
     
  12. msjones macrumors 6502

    msjones

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    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B01
    SMC Version: 1.24f2
    Serial Number: W8802EJ9Z63

    Bought this two weeks ago. Love it! My pride and joy.

    I use it at work all day, RDP safari, iChat, Dreamweaver, VNC sometimes al open at one. I am currently at 53C fan running at 1799RPM. When at home just in terminal or safari with itunes playing its usually low 40's! When under a full load encoding ripping dvds its roughly 85C.... are these temps normal?

    I worry, I cant afford to buy another!
     
  13. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    1. 5 months
    2. SMC Version: 1.16f8
    3. 2GB
    4. 40-45C
    5. 65-70C
    6. 37-40C


    Temps controlled using "Fan Control"

    Minimum RPM: 2000 until 40C then a linear increase of fan speed to 6000RPM @ 70C :)
     

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