13 Ultimate Air, when using Skype Fans on and CPU at 83

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GadgetGeek407, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this normal? fans are constantly normal and cpu is at 83
     
  2. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    What is it when idle and what are your ambient temps?

    At around 75-80F, I get around 50C CPU idle, and last night at our local student center with chillier AC, I was seeing 43C idle for the CPU. And this is for a presumably less hot i5.

    If your ambient temps are high, that will affect your load CPU temp a lot.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That fine. Be worried if the CPU hits 101C... ;)
     
  4. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how do i know the ambient temps
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  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You, ummm, look at a thermometer?
     
  6. impulse462 Suspended

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    You mean video chatting with skype? That's completely normal. As a previous poster also mentioned, expect your idle CPU temps to be around 50C.
     
  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Like everyone said, it's normal. Video chat is pretty CPU intensive, so that's why things get warm.
     
  8. richlee111 macrumors regular

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    Yup. That's typical for Skype or any video chatting program. Skype, Google Video Chat, Facetime, MSN, they will all run your Air hot. Key is if you keep your ambient temperatures decent, having it go 80 or so is fine. I am generally on Google Video Chat for 4+ hrs a day, at 70-80 degrees with no issues.

    Take it from a guy who's been in a long distance relationship for 2+ years and uses video chat all the time:)
     

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