13" rMBP Users, What's your CPU Temps?

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  1. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    I noticed when I purchased the Core i5, 2.6GHz model, my temps always hovered around 40-60 deg C even when under load. The fans almost NEVER came on even running Handbrake.

    Switching to the Core i7 3.0GHz model, I noticed I'm regularly hovering in the upper 90s, sometimes hitting 103-105 deg C according to smcFanControl. The fans rev up and the laptop does get hotter then the Core i5 model but nothing compared to my older Macbook Pros.

    I'm wondering, for users who has the rMBP, what's your average CPU temps?

    On a good side, no image retention.
     
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    How long have you been using smcFanControl? Do you recommend other people to use it? Reason I'm asking is I play a few games on my mid-2009 MBP, and the bottom gets very hot and the fan spins like a turbine.
     
  3. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    I use it passively instead of actively. I really just use it to see what my temps are and nothing else. However, it does work great because you can control your minimum fan speed. I think I started using it really early. The earliest I remember was back in 2009 I think.

    If you don't mind the noise, go ahead and raise it. I personally don't see the need, even running intensive applications. Just let the computer do its own thing.
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I have a early 2013 with the i7 3.0 and it hovers around 38-42 and tops out around the 70's under load.
     
  5. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    my 13rmbp 2.6 hovers around 60, 80-90 when watching certain flash video full screen.
     
  6. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    Is that in F or C?
     
  7. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    What a really cool application. I don't mind the noise one bit. At 6200 RPM it's still quieter than most PC laptops I have had.
     
  8. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    Celsius
     
  9. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    60F is 15C, are you kidding? show me an i5 or i7 processor that has these numbers without water/nitrogen cooling systems.
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'd say my experience on my i5 2.5GHz model has been similar to your experience with the i5 model. The fans are almost always running around 2000rpm and are quiet. The CPU temperature is usually in the 30s or 40s Celsius.
     
  11. mtntrance macrumors member

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    Under heavy load on my i7 3.0 rMBP 13 is 54 degrees. Fan speed low 3000's. Under normal low 40s to upper 30's with fan speed at just under 2000 to just over.
     
  12. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    how have yo managed that? do you keep it over a bucket of ice:confused:
     
  13. mtntrance macrumors member

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    I guess heavy load is relative. I was converting a bunch of audio files and it warmed up. Probably not as heavy when compared video work.
     
  14. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    Someone posted in another thread to stick with a 2.4 for just this reason.
    Apparently- the 2.4 runs much cooler.
     

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