MacBook Temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NateCourtright, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have read numerous threads about this but I feel my case is a little different. People get concerned about their macbook temperature when it hits 65. Mine consistently hits 95-100 Celsius. I can barely have it on my lap. I try and ventilate on hard surface and it doesn't work.

    My 3 year apple care ran out a while back.

    suggestions?
     
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    iStudentUK

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    What are you doinng with it?

    If it's 95oC when nothing is running that's very odd! If you are rendering HD video whilst watching YouTube then it's to be expected.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just watching videos when it get's real hot. Youtube or netflix. Not at same time. Never gets below 65 C sitting still. If it's open it's hot.
     
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    iStudentUK

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    YouTube is flash, which is terrible on a Mac. Opt into HTML5 beta, for use clicktoflash to help.

    Never getting below 65oC is a bit odd. How much processing power is being used normally? Any processes using a lot of power? Are the fans running at 2000RPM plus? iStat Pro can tell you easily and it's free.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My fan speed is 6000+rpm

    and here are my processes

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    logana

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    Chrome is killing your MacBook - especially the Silverlight plug-in

    What are you doing in Chrome ??

    No surpasses that your temperatures are so high - Chrome is using over 100% of one of the cores...

    Kil Chrome and then see what happens to your temps and fan speed.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Silverlight plug-in for Netflix

    other than that just 5 tabs with gmail, facebook, 2 message boards
     
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    LostSoul80

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    Probably you'll find useful the link in my signature. :)
     
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    logana

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    Kill Chrome - especially the silverlight plug-in (worse than Flash) and see what happens to the temperatures...
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I killed Chrome and it helped but is that normal with chrome? I mean I LOVE chrome and hate safari and firefox comparatively and can't go back
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Reset the SMC
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Do you live in a dessert? you can expect more heat at hotter places.

    Do what I do every year or so (for laptops once every 2 years for desktops). Open it up, clean it out with a duster. Then go onto doing a complete restore from scratch. Re-install only the important stuff, BOOM storage and performance is like new. :cool:
     

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