10.5.4 and your average MBP temperature

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  1. ryanrul macrumors member

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    Has anyone been able to see how the latest OS X update affects the temperature of their MBP?

    10.5.3 seemed to raise the average temp on my previous MBP significantly so i decided to skip it. I'm wondering whether anyone is experiencing a rise or drop with 10.5.4.
     
  2. stooley macrumors regular

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    Seems a tad lower here... I am 48-50c instead of 51-52c
     
  3. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    Essentially no change here...I'm up around 60 almost always.
     
  4. Expecto macrumors newbie

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    60?! Good god. I'm usually around 50 anyway. Haven't updated yet.
     
  5. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if it can be attributed to 10.5.4 or to something else but I'm currently running about 4-6 degrees cooler then the last time I checked. Right now I'm at 46 degrees, while before I was usually right around 52 degrees.
     
  6. packeteer macrumors member

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    hmm, sitting at 66c

    then again, I usually work this baby hard
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Mine remained about the same. Was usually at 53-56. I am at 52 right now.
     
  8. quagmire macrumors 603

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    At the same temps as 10.5.3 which is significantly higher then 10.5.2 was. When I got my Penyrn MBP with 10.5.2, it can anywhere from 114-121 F. Now it is 122-131 F under normal load for me( iChat and Safari mostly).
     
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  10. ryanrul thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info everyone.
    I might sit this update out as well.

    I'm still on 10.5.2 - Are there any compelling features or fixes in 5.3 or 5.4 that make updating necessary regardless of the increase in temperature?

    Also ... are these sort of fluctuations in temperature common throughout the history of os x or should MBP owners be letting Apple know so that there's a better chance of it being addressed in a future update?
     
  11. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    56C here while doing almost nothing.

    MBP 15/2.4Ghz/10.5.4
     
  12. quagmire macrumors 603

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    I believe 10.4.3 or a Panther update raised my 12" Powerbooks temps slightly( only by 1-3 degrees F). My MBP's jump though is huge. I want my temps lower without having to raise my fan RPM.
     
  13. durant0s macrumors regular

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    75c, only when I'm playing TF2 though =), around 44c normally.
     
  14. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure it's not just the warm summer weather that's contributing to higher temps?
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you sure you didn't compare your average temp under normal circumstances on 10.5.3 to the temp on 10.5.4 immediately after doing something that was more CPU intensive, such as installing the 10.5.4 OS upgrade? Running CPU-intensive applications, such as an OS upgrade, could temporarily bump your temps, but to be accurate, you have to compare identical operating time, programs running, etc.

    I find no noticeable difference in temps after installing and running for a while with the upgrade.
     
  16. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Mines sitting at 42-43 C. It was bought about 8 months ago.
     
  17. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    SR MBP I'm at 53-56, down from 58-62 average. A bit lower, might be the illusion of the update though, typical "It feels snappier!"
     
  18. ryanrul thread starter macrumors member

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    Weather wasn't a factor for me ... I've had 3 replacement MBPs in the last 10 days and when i installed 10.5.3 on the first two i noticed a significant jump in average the temp.

    I was wondering about that at first too. But i shut down both computers after updating and let them sit for a while until everything was cold and then restarted and monitored the average temps during routine tasks for about 24 hours. On both MBPs i noticed a significant jump in temp after the update.
     
  19. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    mines 62 - 69 normally with light use - but then its always ran hot
     
  20. mox123 macrumors 6502

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    46C while at my office metallic desk and 53C at my home wooden table
     
  21. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Which reading are you guys quoting - CPU 1 core?

    And how are you collecting it?
     
  22. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I haven't upgraded to 10.5.4 yet. My MBP is still working on something. The CPU is staying around 81C.
     
  23. richardsim7 macrumors regular

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    Lol, my Macbook (normal) is at 31°C, I have no idea what you guys are doing, or whether MBP's just run twice as hot :p

    -Rich-
     
  24. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

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    Mine stayed between 50 and 60c depending on what surface I am using.
     
  25. mox123 macrumors 6502

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    temp off CPU A from iStat
     

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