macbookpro 15.4: is this normal?

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  1. BBasdas macrumors member

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    hey!
    i just got my replacement, macbookpro. i only used it about 2 hours partially on the battery partially being charged. i only used safari, i photo. not much.

    the question is the computer gets really warm. like when i am writing now the board around the keyboard is HOT, really...

    is this normal?
    thanks
    B
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    download a temperature monitor and post your temps, then i could tell you if its anything to worry about
    my 15,4 Macbook Pro hovers around 66 degrees Celcius.


    i like CoreDuoTemp
    you can download it here.
    and then post your temps
     
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  4. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    temp monitor?

    thanks a lot! where do i donwload that from? Begum
     
  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i edited my post,
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yep, a warm running MacBook Pro is normal. :eek:
     
  7. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    coreduotemp result?

    the temp goes between 58C abd 64C (around 140-145F). The percentage next to it varies upto 60%.
    underneath it says mini: 1.0 ghz maxi: 2ghz current: 1.5 ghz

    ok, so if this is normal, how do you achieve a long term working on the computer when you need to write for hours?

    THANKS!!
     
  8. d wade macrumors 65816

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    can we get some degrees farenheit for the americans?
     
  9. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    edited the above message for C/F

    edited the above message for C/F
     
  10. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, just to confirm, that is completely normal.:)
     
  11. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks! i appreciate it.:D but then how do you achieve to work long time and type a long time? is there a way to cool it down :eek:
     
  12. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    put a pillow betwen it and your lap. :p
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Crank up the air conditioning! ;) :D

    I take it that your are joking, the MacBook Pro should always be on a flat surface (i.e., desk or table) so as to maintain proper airflow. :eek: :)
     
  14. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I think the problem the OP is taking about is around the keyboard, not the bottom of the MBP.

    On the 3 MBPs I had, the area around the left speaker was around 110'F and the bar above the function keys was around 130F.

    That, plus you could feel heat rising between the rows of keys with your fingertips.

    Neither of these were issues when I was surfing (when my hand was mostly on the trackpad, or on the keyboard for a minute or two to reply on a forum), but the MacBook Pro sucked when I had to type for a decent amount of time.

    I returned my MBPs for a MB which is a lot cooler around the keyboard area (when it's not charging, anyway)... :)
     
  15. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, aristobrat is right. it is painful to type.. this is a replacement for my powerbook which had multiple hardware changes and not fixed.

    So i guess I can not change this one :( now since it is a replacement..
     
  16. user23 macrumors newbie

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    does your MBP happen to have the whine/buzz sound? If so, you may be able to get a replacement Logic Board....

    For me, and apparently many others, the LB replacement also takes care of heat.

    Old LB average temp - approx. 65C
    New LB avg. temp - approx. 57C
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    External keyoard? For any hard core writing Id use another keyboard
     
  18. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    to user23's suggestions
    should this buzz/whine sound something subtle or obvious?

    yeah, i know external keyboard might be the solution :( though sucks..
     
  19. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    you can try the following, at first i thought i didnt have the "whine" or buzzing sound, but go into a quiet room and listen to your computer, then open PhotoBooth or a Mirror widget (anything that gets a feed from the iSight) and listen again, if you have the buzz/whine it will have gone away, and if you hear no change, then you dont have it.

    i usually hear a buzzing from the left side of the MBP when not getting a feed from the iSight

    HOWEVER!!! If you cant hear anything without doing this/the buzzing isnt blatantly apparent to you, DONT GO LOOKING FOR IT AS I DID!!!!!:eek:, it has since completely consumed my life,

    this is also why i never check for dead pixels, it would annoy the heck out of me :p
     
  20. BBasdas thread starter macrumors member

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    buzzy, yes.

    ok. yes. when i do the "test" it shows that i do have the buzz sound because even not loud the sound disappears when i open the photobooth. and yes, it is from the microphone section. on the left side.

    the buzz sound also is more obvious when the MBP is on charger. the buzz is much less when it is working on battery.

    so does this mean there is something wrong with the LB? what does this mean?


    merci...
     

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