Temperature, how would i know?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Schtibbie, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    I'm running a cpu temperature widget on my brand new macbook and wondering what's normal. I *am* aware that previous macbooks were known to have problems having to do with too much thermal paste having been applied at the factory. Did they fix that in time for my 2ghz c2duo macbook?

    My temps are 50c at idle and 73c running seti@home on one core, or 75c running the yes >/dev/null in two windows. The fan runs pretty fast and I guess prevents it getting any hotter than this. The case is comfortable.

    So, are these temps the temps of a "good" macbook or no? I'm not really interested in tinkering and adjusting fan speeds, etc. Just wanna know if I got a properly made machine or one of the wonky ones.
  2. Cati macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2006
    Mine also idles around 50C and only got up to about 75C when I was importing from CDs/DVDs and running programs for an hour or so. It seems within range to me but I just got mine so maybe someone with more experience knows?

  3. MSM Hobbes macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2006
    NE Hoosierana
    Using iStat nano widget:

    upon waking: 80'F, fan @ 1600 rpm
    'normal' use: 125'F, fan @ 1800 rpm
    pretty durn high scary usage: 170'F, fan @6200 rpm :eek:

    normal for me includes itunes, ~12 Firefox tabs, ~12 widgets [including 2 weather sats, moon phase, etc.], Word doc, and iPhoto.

    the high use came once [thankfully] when d/l an app, while all the above was running, and the app got stuck... :( and, then silly me, semi-panicking, tried control-alt-delete... :eek:

    edit: am I the only one using F instead of C? :)
  4. ForeverUnknown macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2006
    That's absolutely on the norm. Everyone always worries a little when they see their load temp hit over 70 :p

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