MacBook temperature concerns

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shadow, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    #1
    I have just bought a MacBook-and it is wonderful-no mooing or anything. However, there is one small problem-heat. I have run some tests and its maxiumum seems to be about 78°C-is this normal (this was while importing through iTunes w/ MP3 encoder and Cinema 4D rendering.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: It seems to idle around 56°C-although this may not be entirley accurate-I am working in Pages and Keynote.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    My MacBook 2.0 usually lies around 65°C in normal use, measured with CoreDuoTemp, but yesterday, when I tested out ripping a DVD, twice with different settings, using Handbrake the temperature raised to 85°C and stayed there for the duration of the ripping (~40 min + ~90 min). The fans were on all the time, but were hardly audible over normal TV sound... :)

    Seconds after the second ripping was completed the temperature sank down in the low 70s and the fans shut down...
     
  3. Shadow thread starter macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    My dad won't order the extra RAM (even tho I'm paying) until he's convinced that it wont break-like we can't take it back:cool: ). Its a bit annoying how the MB is warm (he says its the warmest laptop he's ever seen.

    When using Pages, Keynote and Safari it seems to idle at ~ 50°C-but its just gone down to 48:eek:!

    EDIT: My MacBook seems to emit some kind of high-pitch sound. Is this a drive? It better not be mooing :mad:

    EDIT x2: Its not the MacBook thats making the noise, its the power brick?! Might get this looked at...
     
  4. Copland macrumors regular

    Copland

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    Yup, that's a recorded issue with some macbook's power bricks. A search on this site should give you a couple threads of people with similar problems.

    It's not mooing, BTW. You'd know, since it sounds like a moo.:)
     

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