Temp readings high?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calebjohnston, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    Here are some of my readings from the temperature widget on apple's site.. are these normal for my 12" ibook g4?

    processor bottomside = 46 c
    power supply/memory bottomside = 46.x c
    graphics processor bottomside = 49.x c
    battery = 32 c

    my computer just feels a little warmer than usual, so i just want to check
     
  2. dsharits macrumors 68000

    dsharits

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    That sounds about normal. Just make sure you've got plenty of room around the iBook for air to flow underneath it and especially behind it.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    My iBook G4@800 usually runs a bit hotter than that (±58°C)... but that's with iTunes/AirTunes running, without that it usually stays in the high 40s. The fan doesn't kick in before the temperature approaches 66-67°C...
     
  4. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    alright, good to know. it just feels a bit warm but the temperature readings are normal i suppose. thanks guys
     
  5. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    I turned the computer from automatic to reduced and it's still quite warm to the touch on the left palm rest - it's almost to the point where it's hot. If I have my hand on it for a few minutes and take it off, I can feel the heat on my hand very easily. I don't remember it being this hot.. very strange. The weather has been warmer these past two days though, that might be it.
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    I've always been able to feel the heat for any iBook I've used. I let mine get to 65c before I change the processor to reduced. By default, the iBook's fans turn on at 70c. I wouldn't worry.
     
  7. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Under the left palm rest is where the Hard Drive sits. So if you are doing anything where your accessing the HD a lot it will warm up.
     

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