13in MBP New update making MBP running hotter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gregrose, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Hey all, every since the new OS update to 10.6.5 or whatever, my macbook has been running a lot hotter then usual, is anyone else experiencing this?

    The laptop is new, bought it back in september, I dont remember it getting this hot before the update.
  2. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
  3. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    I actually think I am experiencing the same thing...my activity monitor is basically all firefox lol.

    Mine usually runs at 50-52 while on firefox and using pandora. Currently im doing the same thing and i get 55-59...
  4. odklizec macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    I'm another user (MBP late 2008) with the same experience! I posted about my problem >here<. And no, there is nothing in the activity monitor that would point to this problem. Just normal activity. Even if I turn all programs OFF or leave the MBP without any input, the temperature is still around 70°C +/-2° (measured by smcFanControl, which I use since I bought my MBP). It was definitely not like that before 10.6.5 and I'm "glad" to see I'm not alone in this.
  5. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I have a Mid 2010 13" MBP and an early 2006 iMac. Both are on OSX 10.6.5, and they have no problems. They don't get any hotter. I use iStat Pro, and SMC Fan control to keep and eye on the temps. No increase.
  6. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    running hotter is a good sign, means it makes better use of your hardware :)
  7. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    on my iStat my temps for everything is hovering around 85 my cpu is hovering around 110-115 ish...is this normal? When i turned the machine on it was around 75, in 10-15mins its up to that now, not doing anything more then firefox & itunes.
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  9. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Now my temps are hovering in the 90s, CPU is at 120+
  10. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    can someone answer if those are normal temps? :(
  11. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    I don't think that those temps are normal. What is your fan speed?
  12. odklizec, Nov 14, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010

    odklizec macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    problem solved by shutdown/start (not just by restart!)

    An update to my problem. Yesterday, I decided to turn the MBP completely off. To my great surprise, it helped! I'm genuinely surprised, because a day before, I tried to restart the macbook and it did not help. Now, after the complete shutdown and new start, the macbook keeps it's previous temperature level 50˚C +/-5˚. I will definitely watch it more closely from now, to try identify the starting sequence. The problem is, that there is nothing seen in the Activity Monitor that would point to the source of problem.
  13. arcite macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2009
    Cairo, trapped in a pyramid with my iphone
    My 13 MBP late 2010 model is running between 40-50C and fan of 2000rpm or lower. Seems cooler to me than before the update.

    I tried out that new FF beta, it doesn't run nearly as smooth as Safari.

    You guys worry too much, my Thinkpad used to run around 80-90C :D
  14. odklizec macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    It's not about worrying. It's about comfortability of use. I can definitely feel the difference between 50˚ and 70˚via my palms and wrists ;)
  15. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    hovers around 2000rpms

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