new MBP - how hot does it get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pit29, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. pit29 macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2006
    The Golden State
    Hi there,

    just one more question about the new (C2D) MBPs: how hot do they get? Can you put your hands on or have it on your laps when it is working? Less heat than the old (CD) MBPs?
    Thank you!

  2. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    at idle on a plastic desk, my new mbp c2d is running at a cool 108 f.

    not too shabby, eh?
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    oh my god.

    that is insane.

    my MBP Core Duo (old 2.16) is running at 113F (43ish Celsius) with safari, mail, and iTunes open, with the SMC fan control set at 3,500 RPM which is very noticeable. Without the fan app i tend to idle in the mid-60s C (about 150F)
  4. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    are you serious? holy ____!

    i forgot to add, my itunes was actually running when i checked the temp and it was at 108 f.
  5. barkins macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2006
    Encino, CA
    While running WoW, my Merom MBP runs at a cool 44C. :D
  6. miniguu macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2005
    Now that is totally sweet :D
  7. Maximus434 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    That's incredible. The fans must be on. Is it loud?

    Unless Apple drastically changed the heatsink, that temp cannot be reached without active cooling when running intensive apps.

    The fans must be on.
  8. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    i've been running my merom mbp for the last hour now with screen brightness at 10%, wifi turned off, and itunes playing full blast. a few other apps are opened such as activity monitor, preview, quicktime, and safari. the temperature has been sitting at a constant 38c. this is freaking awesome.

    it is sitting on a plastic desk if that makes any difference. and no, the fans are not on. this thing is almost dead silent.

    man it feels good to have a merom mbp. :cool:
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Wow that's awesome. I thought the C2D was a hotter processor? Either way, looks like Apple's figured out how to make the MBP run much cooler.
  10. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    still amazed at how cool my merom mbp runs!

    just surfing the net with itunes playing in the background, i have a steady 44-45c temperature reading. the mbp is sitting on my bed. i know if i had it on a flat surface such as a desk, it would run even cooler.

    man i feel sorry for the ppl with the old mbp's who have heat issues. this new one is running GRRRRRRRRREAT! ...and cool too! :p
  11. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    WOW. those temps are cooler than this PB! (61°C) and its warm/hot to the touch.

    Looks like i'll pass on the MB and get a MMBP!!

    0% on credit card till august... Not to mention Student discount XD
  12. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    do it! do it! do it! :p
  13. iBorg20181 macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    tekmoe, I am SO envious! Mine doesn't ship until 10/31 - I still keep checking my "order status" every hour or so ....... same obsessive/compulsive behaviour as my repeated page reloads on the "photokina" thread a short time ago! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Hope mine comes early! Can't hold out much longer!

  14. #14
    oh my goodness....thats actually cooler than my ibook. I was actually starting to get worried about these new processors cause my friend has a macbook and it was TOASTIng anything it sat on, my ibook would get quite hot but not that hot, and then these chips were supposed to be worse. Sounds good to me. I get my ibook up to 50+C running a few apps and doing some light work. I just accept that now. I've had it as bad as around 68C when trying to do video glad i have a macpro for that. love to have a macbook pro, but no money for it, and no real purpose at the moment
  15. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    WoW cant wait till I order one,,,,,,,,or drive and pick one up..(2 hours)
  16. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    *Applies for credit card*

  17. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Damn! those are some amazing temp readings, here i was being scared thinking i'd be using my nuts as heatsinks. Good to know these things are running cool.
  18. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Interesting. What do you get under Handbrake, and does any C2D owner have a IR thermometer to check case / exhaust temps?

    On my CD 17" MBP, using Fan Control at 1500rpm as the base and just browsing the web, etc I get an exhaust temp of 41.6C, case temp (measured under the machine towards the back) of 35.3C while ambient is 18.3C.
  19. thatbox macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2006
    As a brand new Mac user, I'm having trouble finding a way to check my temperatures. My C2D 15" MBP feels pretty warm, so I'm curious, but I haven't found a built-in way to check yet and one widget I tried could only see the sensor on the hard drive. What's the standard way to do this?
  20. MacKarl macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006

    Apple got really good CPU's from Intel. Most undervolters running MBPs get LV results. This reduces power dissipation with 10-15W. Remember the Core Duo and Core 2 Duo CPUs consumes 34W TDP
  21. thatbox macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2006
    Found an app. I idle at 48C. While installing a WinXP in Parallels I've hit 60, but then the fans kick it up a notch and ram the temps down to around 51C. I'm sure it doesn't help that it's still warm where I live and the ambient temperature is 79F.
  22. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    I'm not going to say its not warm, but having had a Core Duo MBP, I can say its significantly cooler, even cooler than my old Compaq.
  23. MacKarl macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006

    Do you undervolt? If you are, what are your settings?
  24. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    Avon, IN
  25. MacKarl macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    The C2D CPU will consume more power at 100% CPU load, than the CD at 100% CPU load.

    I want temps after a couple of cinebench runs.

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