What's your CPU Temperature?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Gymnut, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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    I've got this running on my desktop and my CPU temperature seems to fluctuate between 48 C in the early mornings to 59.2 C midday and evening. These computers have built in temperature monitors and are able to use this freeware.

    Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)
    Power Macintosh G4 (FW 800)
    Power Macintosh G5
    PowerBook G4 (12-inch)
    PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW800)
    PowerBook G4 (17-inch)
    XServe
    XServe (Slot loading)

    http://www.bresink.com/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html
     
  2. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    8 C ... thats right 8 C ... LOL i don't think my hardware supports this software

    :D
     
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    1.25 GHz PowerBook G4, 512 megs single DIMM RAM, 5400 RPM HD, Radeon 9600, OS X 10.3.2:

    44.8 C

    It's been running since I woke it from sleep about 2 hours ago and running off and on all day now.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    You guys might also want to check out ThermoGraphX (sorry for the lack of link). It keeps a log of up to 250 hours before the current time (not including sleep). I like trying to figure out what I was doing by searching back.
     
  5. Gymnut thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Lol, what's your computer sitting on? A snow drift? ;)
     
  6. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    i am in Canada
     
  7. bannedagain macrumors member

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    Depends on what it is doing but between 70 and 90 degress F, (I don't know the conversion into C.
     
  8. Gymnut thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's one thing about Temperature monitor, it'll measure Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin. 70C-90C would be 21.1F-32.2F.
     
  9. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    umm you have that backwards ...
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    My 1.25 GHz G4 tends to sit at about 30-35°. It can get up to about 40° if I'm doing something intensive like a video encode.
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    PowerBook 1.25Ghz currently sitting at 38.8C. Under normal usage it doesn't get above 40C but in Final Cut or iDVD it can get to 60C easily.
     
  12. bannedagain macrumors member

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    My GeForce2 MX graphics card gets too hot to touch, On warmer days 3D games tend to quit randomly because the card overheats.
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Whoops, I left my PB unplugged overnight by accident. I was sleeping and COLD when I woke up, 60°F! Right now it's at 132° and climbing...
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Cool stuff!

    Dual 1.25 MDD PM G4

    132.4 currently - but we'll see what happens in a bit when I start rendering! :D

    D
     
  15. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    58.8 degrees celcius. And i just started it up from sleep and hour ago.
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    you shouldn't be putting your machine to sleep - you should be folding! :D
     
  17. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Well, its been running for a couple hours and still going, but the temp is only 134.9° F - interesting, eh?

    D
     
  18. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know how... Everytime i ask how on these forums i get a half assed answer that doesnt help me at all. So ive given up.
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    its quite simple

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=21908

    if you have any questions, just post them in the forum - I can't imagine anyone giving you half-assed answers. I use the terminal and mc68k's scripts. It runs in the background and I never have to worry about it. Just remember we're team 3446 :D

    D
     
  20. Wes macrumors 68020

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    59.3°C right now, if I'm doing something intense like 3D or gaming I can get it to about 59.7°C, doesn't fluctuate much.
     
  21. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    the hottest i've seen mine go is 110°F, maybe 114°. usually runs around 80, plus or minus 5.
     
  22. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    This computer is based on the 'PowerPC 7450' processor. The CPU manufacturer has disabled the Thermal Assist Unit on this chip, so it is not possible to report temperature information.

    A feature check executed by the Mach kernel additionally confirms that this processor is not capable of returning temperature values.

    A scan of your hardware indicates that there seems to be no alternative temperature sensor available that can communicate with the operating system.

    Unfortunately, your hardware does not support temperature monitoring so this application cannot be used.
     
  23. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    My hot chocolate is just about ready ... ? [​IMG]

    Mine reads among 28, 32, and (rarely) 36ºC. Metric rules the world! [​IMG]
     
  24. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I've gotten my battery hotter than that. Granted, I was playing halo in the can at the time... :D
     

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