MacBook Pro - VERY HOT!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirk.davis, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. kirk.davis macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2006
    Howdy All, I've just picked up a new MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz and I'm really happy with it, the screen is much bigger than I thought and it's just soooooo nice to look at :)

    One thing concerns me though, the heat at the bottom of the machine, towards the back is extremely high; it's nearly too hot too touch. That can't be a good thing?!?

    Has anyone else experienced this with their MBP's?
  2. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    There are several threads on this topic already.

    Basically, the PowerBooks and MacBook Pros vent the heat through the back and the bottom of the case. Since the case is made of aluminium it acts as a big heatsink.

    That's a good thing!
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    The 15" has always been a firestarter. The 17" has more surface area. ;)
  4. jkballer23 macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2006
    when the fans kick on on my PB it gets cool quite fast. Also, when there is some airflow it seems to stay pretty cool also. In my computer room when I turn off the overhead fan, the PB starts to get warm, and when it is on, even at the lowest level, it stays pretty cool.
  5. kirk.davis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2006
    thanks peeps! I've been runing the MBP non stop for 5 or 6 hours now and it's not got any hotter, you've put my mind at ease :)
  6. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005

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