Yet another C2D MBP temperature question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Am3822, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    Hi people,

    Last night I've finally put my MBP (15"/2.33/2G) through its paces and let it run about an hour at full load (100% on one cpu - 50% total load). According to smcFanControl, the temperature reached 70C (158F), but the fans never picked up speed beyond the default 2000 rpm.

    Is this thing normal? Should I increase the minimal fan speed?
     
  2. GraceMolloy macrumors regular

    GraceMolloy

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    and you were reading from the numbers on the Left side of the application and not the ones on the right?

    Sorry, but it's usually the simple things no one checks ... not to be smartass or anything.
     
  3. Am3822 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    Do you mean -- have I looked at the actual values, as opposed to the minimal settings? Yes, I have.
     

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  4. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    If I run my MBP at "full load", it'll reach 70C in a few minutes (less than 5 minutes) and I can hear the fans going around 74C. It takes you an hour at "full load" to reach 70C?
     
  5. Am3822 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    What I had meant to say was -- I ran it for an hour at full load. I think it had reached 70C rather quickly, and then I got panicky and increased the rpm myself.

    The attached image was taken about 5 minutes into the computation.
     
  6. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    Don't worry about it, I've seen it hit 78C. Mine stays at 66-70C all the time since I'm a heavy Photoshop user.
     

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