Running at 80F?! No way!

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  1. andrewmulligan macrumors member

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    Today I was going to re-test smcFanControl and when I launched CoreDuoTemp it said I was running at 80F! I even had to verify this with iStat Pro. Either aliens have invaded my MacBook or my sensors are broken. :D
     

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  2. andrewmulligan thread starter macrumors member

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    The first image is from when I upped the fan speeds. (Which did nothing)
    Here's one with the fans down.
     

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  3. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Hay can I borrow your macbook.. i wanna fry some eggs! Jesus thats hot..

    Edit: Ah my bad for skimming.. i have so many windows open and one time...
    (thought it was 80C..) (And i thought he was shocked at how hot it was hence the reading mistake.. )
     
  4. andrewmulligan thread starter macrumors member

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    Most MacBooks usually run 100+. Before this little bug mine was running from 120-170 (170 when importing/editing in Lightroom/Aperture)
     
  5. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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    My powerboook got a lot hotter that that
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    82 F = 27 C

    What's so hot about it ? Are you shocked in a good or bad way ?

    My average tempreture is 50 c = 122 F However using that same app with fans at 4000 RPM it goes down to 35 c - 95 F and I can still barely hear the fan at that speed...


    damn - we all responded to mac addict at the same time.. :)
     
  7. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Your fans are going full blast. You shouldn't be suprised.
     
  8. l4t13 macrumors regular

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  9. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Ah my bad for skimming.. i have so many windows open and one time...
    (thought it was 80C..) (And i thought he was shocked at how hot it was hence the reading mistake.. )
     
  10. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. My reading gets stuck ALL the time. How long has it been at 80ºF? Has it varied at all? Did it go up after the fans where turned down to normal?

    Mine stays at the reading it boots up at. Although the fans still work when it gets hotter, they still rev-up.
     
  11. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    My MacBook mostly operates aroud 50ºC according to CoreDuoTemp. Lately, I've been watching the fan activity in relation to the temperature. I'd say that the MacBook will allow temperatures of anything upto around 65/75ºC before the fan is activated. Then the fan will spin until it cools the MacBook to around 50ºC. I think this is pretty neat =)
     
  12. andrewmulligan thread starter macrumors member

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    Shocked in a good way. :)

    @SC68Cal, the fan speed hasn't been modified and it's still running at 80F. There are two screenshots, one with the fans on high for a few minutes, then another with them just at their normal speed 10+ minutes.

    This doesn't seem very normal...
     
  13. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm...
    Am I seeing things or your Fan2 isn't working at all :confused:
     
  14. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I'm not running anything that mods my system. Its running stock at 90-93F

    Mail, Safari, and Adium open

    80F with fans on full blast seems very possible.

    -Ed
     
  15. YoNeX macrumors regular

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    Here is my MacBook running @ 78C (hit 81 but didn't screenshot it) :D

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  16. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Currently, I idle around 135* F while I surf the web and type stuff. Fans kick in around 180* F and keep it to around 165-175* F if I'm doing heavy processor tasks.

    I've never had a problem with the laptop getting too hot, because whenever I do processor intensive tasks, I sit at my desk (gaming, photo editing, etc...) and I need lots of flat surface.
     
  17. andrewmulligan thread starter macrumors member

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    One of those screenshots is from when the fans were not modified for 10+ minutes. Enough to cool down I imagine.

    I just turned on MacBook (it's been off for 6+hours) and it's saying I'm running at 66/72F and it feels hot. I might take this in or something as it doesn't seem normal for the sensors to be saying strange temperatures and I don't want it overheating.
     
  18. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my Macbook as low as 19C after being in some cold areas, and I have had it hit 70C while folding (and the fans sound like a jet taking off :eek: )
     
  19. krestfallen macrumors member

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    the G4 is far from temps like that

    wow, i see the MBP gets damn hot!

    the hottest temperature on my 15" PB G4 1,67 was 69°C (~156.2°F) when it was on my blanket of my bed. And my CPU ran at 100% continuesly.

    the g4 runs cooler than the intel chips? and that with less fan power? i don't want to imagine putting this hot MBP on my lap when i'm doing some image editing...
     
  20. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    As someone else said, the program allows your nether regions to grow hair back that got burned off.
     
  21. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    My MacBook is at 59C now (thats 138.2F). Big deal. The Dells are only cooler cos they are bigger and have horrid fans on the bottom.
     
  22. Jarland macrumors regular

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    I'm no expert on the life of the fans, but running them at 6200rpm cannot be good. Especially considering the max fan speed is set at 6000rpm.
     
  23. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Horrid fans which are quieter at operating temps if you compare 3K - 3.5K on the MBP.
     
  24. andrewmulligan thread starter macrumors member

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    Woah, it's suddenly back to normal. I'm at 122F right now..
    I wonder what all the 80F was about.. :D
     
  25. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm maybe its too quiet here or I hear too good? but as soon as it goes beyond 2600rpm I really hear it...
     

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