So, I'm okay with it, but if my MB is at 109.4 F, should I worry?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mattcube64, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    Sure, it's pretty hot, but not completely unbearable. The, the bottom could burn my legs, but I wear pants, so I'm not to worried. I then heard my first moo. While it doesn't bother me too much, should I be worried?

    I mean, is a 109.4 degree temp normal for a Macbook? I know it's hot, but again, is it hot for a Macbook? If I'm okay with it, should I bother taking it to get looked at?
     
  2. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    that's cool compared to my mbp. if my mbp had clothes on it would take them all off :p
     
  3. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    109 does not sound hot at all. However, where is the temp reading ?
     
  4. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded a widget that is measuring my SMART Disk Toshiba....something. Is there a widget that is more universally used by you macrumor people? As I will try that...
     
  5. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    109F isnt bad at all. compared to others.

    my powerbook generally will be around the mid 80s to mid 90s under light use, and when not connected to the power brick.

    under heavy use and when connected to the AC adapter, as well as an external display, ive seen temperatures of 133F
     
  6. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So any chance we'll see a firmware update to fix the moo?

    It seems like it could be easy for apple to make a nice software hack to tell the fan not to go on and off so often...
     
  7. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    It seems like you are measuring the harddrive temp, and not the CPU temp. You should download CoreDuoTemp, it will tell you the temperature of your core duo CPU, and it's likely much higher than 109 degrees...
     
  8. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I played the Call of Duty 2 Demo for about ten minutes after dling the CoreDuoTemp, and sure enough, it puts my temp at 140F. I have the computer on my lap, and I'm okay. So, since it sounds normal, I guess I'll just deal with it. However, I'd love to get rid of this moo...
     
  9. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to try the advice below from the Mac Book Mooo Fix thread:

    Good Luck!
     
  10. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Using CoreDuoTemp, my MB is at 125F and it's been on for many, many hours. It's a little cooler than my old PB, but not much. Fortunately it's very quiet, though!
     
  11. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    109? Dang, my MBP is 127 Fahrenheit.
     
  12. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    dude....my macbook is at 158 right now...your 109 is not only normal, it's exceptional!
     
  13. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    lol
     
  15. blackout8 macrumors member

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    well my MB runs at a peak of 192 degrees F when i use the yes > /dev/null command in the terminal (two shells for the 2 processors)... but eventually the fans kick in and take it back down to 183 or near enough to (thats 84 degrees c for us in the scientific nations :p) Idle temp with moderate usage (itunes firefox word and adium running) is 138 or ~59 degrees celsius...


    is this hot? its easily bearable but is this unusually hot?
     
  16. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    mother of god... that is incredibly toasty man!

    my powerbook is currently running at 122.5F and im like melting underneath it. the aluminum gets blazingly hot lol!
     
  17. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Thats way cool man, no need to worry, that's icy compared to mine.
     
  18. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Geez, mines running at 147F, and i still luv it:eek:
     
  19. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    i know i was "sort of" being sarcastic about it. realistically it isnt bad at all. its just the Aluminum casing actually got outrageously hot to the touch on the bottom and i thought it had burned me lol. even though the sensor read 122.5


    i still kind of want a macbook, but i <3 this powerbook so much....
     
  20. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    notice how apple now sells only notebooks not laptops. why apple doesn't take this chance and advertise dorm room space heater, coffee heater, and and effective birth control i just dont know... :rolleyes:
     
  21. Josias macrumors 68000

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    The coolest my MB's ever been was 89 Fahrenheit. The hottest was 163!:eek: That was running MSN, iTunes, 4 windows in Safari, iPhoto and converting in iSquint! Thank Steve Jobs for 1 GB RAM:D
     
  22. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    i know i don't "belong" in this thread since i dont have a macbook, but i just cant help it lol.


    right now, i am running safari, and converting some mp3s to AAC in itunes and my powerbook is running at 144.1F, i wish i could make it run at like 100F under load haha!


    ( at least it's dead quiet ;) )
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Yeah, you'd think so, wouldn't you? I really have to wonder why they're not being more responsive about the issue. Probably too busy dealing with defective logic boards and discoloration. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, as others have said, 109 F is not bad at all. In fact, it's really quite cool. I'm at 151 F right now, and that's pretty normal for my MB under a normal load.
     

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