13" MBP Keeps Overheating?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hugorganista, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. hugorganista macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2009
    Before, I would use my MBP on my desk all day and run as many as 5 apps in the background and it would run perfectly without overheating.

    Now, for some reason, It keeps getting really hot and the fan starts going at an average of 3300 RPM.

    Why does it keep doing this?

    The only things I always run in the background are iTunes, Safari, and MSN or iChat sometimes.

    It didn't do this before??

    I ran Activity Monitor and the only thing taking a lot of CPU is iTunes.

    The fan still goes when its closed. I know that the fan is always running, but we all know it goes faster when it overheats.

    Its not a really bad overheat, but it gets there.

    What should I do or what could it be?

  2. NP3 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    Los Angeles
    search is your best friend. Since you didn't list any temperatures, it would seem you're subjectively deeming it 'hot'. Certain parts of the computer exceed 150F and shouldn't cause you any alarm.

    Try installing istat pro/menus. This way you can track how hot it is and compare it with common values you can find on the net.
  3. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2009
    Get a Program called SMC Fancontrol

    my macbook pro got very hot too

    when i got it,so cold very fast

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