13 inch MBP heating issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pirson518, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Pirson518 macrumors newbie

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    I have realized with my new MBP that it has been getting uncomfortably hot. My current specs is the 2.26 with the ram increased up to 4gb and the HDD up to 250GB. I am worried because this is way hotter then any other laptop I have had in the past. Is this an issue with not having a fan or is this the way a MBP is supposed to feel?
     
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Do you have iStat pro? "Hot" is such a subjective term so without data such as CPU temps and fan speeds, it is hard to assess what is normal.
     
  3. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    I have been yelled at in the past but everyone of my aluminum apple laptops is blazing hot. My MBP 15" can cook eggs on it when I am actually doing work. I can't even leave it on my lap.
     
  4. Pirson518 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Running CPU temp at around 80 with the fan at 2000rpm
     
  5. cababah macrumors 68000

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    80C @ 2k rpm is not that hot depending on what you are doing. If this is while you are browsing the web and doing light computing, I would look into it further.

    For more intensive tasks, I think that is pretty average/normal.
     
  6. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    what are you doing with the laptop? watching a movie? playing games? temperature is going to fluctuate depending on your usage level (and can get burning hot under 100% load).
     
  7. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    This is worrisome. I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on my 1st ever Mac (probably the 13" MBP) but this heat thing is a big concern of mine...
     
  8. lathode macrumors member

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    iStat Pro showed 80-85c with about 50% CPU load importing CD's through iTunes. Fan did ramp up in the 4000 range. Just browsing the web and whatnot is about 45-50c usually.
     
  9. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Install smcFanControl, I upped my min fan rpms to 2.4k instead of 2k and now I run at about 46° instead of 61° when doing light web browsing, heck of a lot better and really don't notice the extra noise. Personally I don't mind the fan noise on the MBP it's a very good white noise IMO compared to the loud whine my iMac G5 had.
     
  10. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    I had the exact same experience ripping a CD. My fan only got up to about 2500 rpm when the rip was complete, so I don't know how much faster it would have gone. You'll hear lots of people here say those temps are just fine, but I think it's way too hot for 50 percent CPU usage.
     
  11. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Mine stays around 43-51 with fans about 2100RPM
     

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