Temperature Concerns

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  1. atad6 macrumors regular

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    A week ago I purchased a 17inch macbook pro. The machine has run great since and the temps have even seemed a bit cool. For some reason today after running the machine with an external monitor up the temperature was up to 78 C. I haven't been doing anything really intense on the machine so I'm wondering if this is normal or not. Upon booting up the temps are around 35C after a while it idles around 50C then sometimes after having the machine on for a while it hits the upper 60s and 70s. It almost seems as though the machine is too quiet. If i put my ear close enough I can hear the fan but it almost seems like it's not on high enough. I have the latest firmware installed. Are these temperature irregularities normal? Are there any programs out there that can be used to control the fans or is this just normal behavior of a mbp.
     
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  3. atad6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    after running the program on intelmactemp.com my results seem rather high. after running the two cores on 100% the temperature jumps to as high as 90C. This seems almost too high compared to the results. Should I be worried?
     
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    You should definetly call apple and ask for a motherboard replacement. That is hotter than it should be.
     
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    Yeah, 78 is like borderline. I would say its way more normal than not. 90, definately call Apple or take it into the Genius Bar at an Apple Store.
     
  6. atad6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so the general opinion is, even though both cores are running at 100% 90C is way too high?

    if i bought the machine less than 30 days ago online can i get a direct refund or exchange from an apple store?
     
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    Well generally the only things that you would want at 90C and up is the stove, microwave ect. And you should check your reciept to see if you can get a refund or exchange. I'd say that you could probably get an exchange pretty easily if you can show the rep how hot your MBP is going at full load.
     
  8. atad6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i took it to the apple store today and told them about my heat concerns. they said the mbps run hotter and i said that 90c was above what i've been seeing other people having. they took it in the back and ran whatever tests on it and said it's fine and that it will turn off if it gets too hot. that pretty much means it won't turn off if it doesn't get to 100c, which is what the processor is rated as. i can't get an exchange from the store since i bought it from apple's online store and sending it in is too much hassle. it doesn't bother me seeing as the only reason i really notice is by looking at the temp monitor. i just wanted to make sure it's fine. i know apple wants these too be silent but they could atleast give the user the ability to turn the fans up. after installing the firmware upgrade and hearing the fans at 100% it seems like there would be some sort of happy medium that could be reached between the ultra silent and 100% power of the fan. i've looked online and have seen that other people have had heat up into the 90s. that's only when both cores are running at 100% which won't happen that often for extended periods of time. i guess if something ever goes wrong with it i have applecare. oh well.
     
  9. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    atad6 - how is sending it in too much of a hassle? You call Apple and they will have a return box at your door almost overnight. If you have your stuff together you can probably put it in the return box as it is delivered. Off to Apple repair - fixed with whatever is needed and returned to your door w/i a couple of days.

    If my MBP were running 90 C it would be back to Apple fast. Those temps are not helping the life span of the components onboard - AppleCare or not.
     
  10. atad6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the only time it gets to 90C is when it's running 100% on both cores for extended periods of time. right now, under normal use it's just at 44C. i'd like to know what results other people get when running the yes >/dev/null command in two seperate terminal windows. i can't really tell if anything is wrong since the idle temps are so low. i've heard from both sides, people who say it's normal and then people who say it needs to be sent in.
     
  11. atad6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i called applecare and they're sending me a box on monday. they said the turnaround time is 1 week. is this usually accurate? i just figured it's probably best to just make sure it's right now then being stuck without a computer in college.
     

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