10.5.6 + Unibody MBP = More heat?

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  1. integrat.ethis macrumors regular

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    My Unibody MBP is noticeably hotter after the 10.5.6 update. I'm running the 9400M. It's nothing horrible, but I do notice the keys getting a little warm where they didn't before.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    I use smcFanControl, and I noticed that my average temperatures have hiked up about 5 degrees since the update. I have a white SR MacBook though.
     
  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    i have noticed the increased heat aswell,
    but i haver a early 2008 mbp 2.4
     
  4. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I do not use smc or anything like that...

    My temps seem a bit cooler actually.
     

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  5. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Same here, this sparked me to download smcFanControl. Now i'm running at a cool 43C
     
  6. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    2 degrees cooler than before (on average) than before the update, and I wasn't running hot.
     

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  7. pj- macrumors member

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  8. tecknical macrumors regular

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    mine is about 1-2 C cooler
     

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  9. ikm19 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah than fan not kicking in as it use to. and i am seeing something wrong with battery life too.... i have to keep whole night for charge and check tomorrow if everything is good...
     
  10. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    fans @ 6000 RPM and my CPU is 46c


    WTF?


    lol apple
     
  11. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Mine runs 2-3 degrees cooler with the update, however safari lags along a bit compared to before when there was no lag at all.
     
  12. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Ya mine feels hot, over 60 degrees just running Safari... what the...?!?

    Fans are hovering just over 2k, no action there. The body above the kybrd feels hotter as well.
     

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  13. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    Thought I'd check again just running Safari. Here's what I got. It's running pretty cool.
     

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  14. lloydh macrumors member

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    The temps you are all posting, are they with the 9400 or 9600?
     
  15. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    I think the first one (for me) was with the 9600. The more recent is certainly with the 9400. I'll have to give the 9600 a try again.

    EDIT: 9600 running Safari and iTunes.
     

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  16. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, mine was with the 9600 but it still seems hot to me.
    I'll switch over and see how that fares.
     
  17. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    My temps above are on the 9400. In my experience, the 9600 runs about 8-12 degrees C warmer than the 9400.
     
  18. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Ya looks that way on mine. I switched back to the 9400 and its quite a bit cooler. The CPU is 14 less while my GPU is 15 degrees less.

    Why would the GPU make the CPU run hotter out of curiousity?
     

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  19. tecknical macrumors regular

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    heat transfer since im assuming theyre pretty close to each other? proximity wise
     
  20. the advisor macrumors member

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    Seems to be working.

    I am having gaming issues with the screen locking while playing Fallout and other intense games on XP Pro 64. I just did a application test. I am running with the lid closed, and a large external display. I was idling at somewhere around 75 with the 9600. I opened youtube, and roughly no increase in temp or fan speed. I then opened quicktime six times playing different movies in different formats. Came up to the mid-80s. I then launched itunes and put a movie on.. mid to high 80s now. With all this running, I launched garageband, photoshop, final cut, and iphoto (with 10k plus pictures) all at once. Usage slammed all the way up. Started climbing, but at about 93 the fans went from 2400 (moved up from 2000 after I opened itunes) all the way to max. This happened with SMC profile set to default. They stayed on full until the tem came back to the low 60s. I am now at 67 doing nothing but typing. I guess we will see how she fairs when I launch fallout.
     

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