106 Celsius! Is my MacBook frying itself?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by adder7712, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. adder7712, Nov 3, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011

    adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    I was converting some videos on HandBrake and the CPU temperature peaked at 106C!

    Is it safe?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It is not optimal, but depending on the MacBook you have, 106° C is within parameters. If it would be unsafe, the MacBook would have shutdown itself to prevent any damage.
    Modern mobile CPUs can withstand temperatures of up to 115° C, and as transcoding a video in Handbrake is CPU intensive, the temperatures you experienced are normal, though you might look into better ventilating your MacBook.
     
  3. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    Handbrake is still transcoding the video and current temperature is at 90C. It didn't peak above 106C guess the heat management safeguards kicked in.

    I guess it underclocked my CPU, Handbraking is encoding the video at a lower speed and everything seems laggier.
     

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