13" Macbook Late 2008 Aluminum - OVERHEATING TO 84C

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shmootz, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. shmootz macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009

    My Macbook has started overheating for the last few months, but not to this point. I am running Google Chrome with 6 tabs and 1 windows and also Mail. That's all!

    My computer is getting to 84C (183F) at fan speeds of 6200rpm :S

    I do have extended Apple Care which should cover me for a while (3 years)?

    Any suggestions?
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    I have a 15" MBP (same age) and I have Skype, Mail, Safari and Transmission open, my temperature for the CPU is 83degC.

    I think these guys just run very very hot!
  3. shmootz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    -_- ... it's going SPAZ over nothing? lol
  4. vdo macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    It could be normal if u have alot of flashs running on your browser Chrome. If it's not the case, try to look at the processes running on background, may be some big things are running. I have Macbook Alum 2008 too and it's still fine like the first day i got it :p
  5. Modular1 macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2007
    check whats using the cpu in activity monitor. i had a spell last year when some crappy hewlett packard scanner software was running one of my cpu cores at 100% as soon as i turned the macbook on. it was always hot with the fan blasting. i got rid of the hp software and it runs like new again now.

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