15" MBPRr Temperature

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  1. Robster3, Mar 15, 2014
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    Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    My early 2103 15" 8/256 base model never seems to drop below 50-60c even with just browsing i.e. this site. average around 52c. Is that normal? Tested against my wifes early 2013 13" and it is around 40-42c doing the same??

    whoops extra R in the heading, not sure how to edit that.
     
  2. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    yes...........don't worry, and google is nice.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    If you're using Chrome, it's normal. Chrome is an awful resource hog.

    Use Safari or Firefox instead.
     
  4. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I only use safari.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Hmm. Are you running off the iGPU or dGPU?
     
  6. Robster3, Mar 15, 2014
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    Don't know, can you change it? Just got gfx will try on integrated only see how that goes.

    Seems to be hovering around 50-52c now.
     
  7. Watabou, Mar 16, 2014
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    Around 50° C really isn't that bad.

    I'm running Safari too with 14 tabs and my CPU temps are around 45° C. With youtube playing (no flash installed), my temps usually hover around 55-60° C.

    These are what my temps look like after watching a youtube video in Safari:
     

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  8. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mine is early 2013, isn't haswell suppose to run cooler or is that just the base model with no gpu?
     
  9. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Haswell is supposed to run a bit cooler. I have the model with the dGPU. But at this time, it was using the iGPU.
     
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    Early 2013 is Ivy Bridge.

    Late 2013 is Haswell.
     
  11. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes and they have Haswell in their signature.
     
  12. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Ohh...so you were referring to the other lad :)

    Yeah, Haswells are *theoretically* supposed to run cooler.

    However, sometimes my Haswell runs cooler on the dGPU, probably because all the workload isn't concentrated on the processor (which contains the iGPU as well).
     
  13. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How does your top end 13" run?
     
  14. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's currently running at 49ºC, with only Safari open.

    Meanwhile, my 15" rMBP (2.6GHz with GT750M) runs at around 55ºC (forced into Iris Pro-only).

    Edit: On both machines, I only have a single tab open in Safari, both of them at the MR site.

    Both machines are in an air-conditioned room with an ambient temperature of 24ºC.
     
  15. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, my wife's base 2013 runs at 40c.
     
  16. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I also have a base late-2013 rMBP, won from a raffle, but I didn't include it in my signature because it would exceed the 4-line limit.

    It doesn't seem to run cooler than my maxed-out 13" though.
     
  17. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why so many mac's?
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think it helps but my 2012 rMBP averages the mid 30s for most light work, and mid 40s to 50 for more intensive stuff. I hear the fans kick in if I start pushing it but I've not done that lately. I guess my usage habits have changed a bit, I don't use PS as much as I used too
     
  19. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The two Mac Pros are used by my dad for his work (he's a physicist and does lots of rendering).

    The 27" iMac acts as a home server (mounted on a wall via VESA). It's also used for gaming sometimes (the 4GB GTX780M's pretty swell).

    The 21.5" is my desktop.

    The Mac Mini is a kitchen computer.

    The maxed-out 13" rMBP and maxed-out 15" rMBP are my portable computers, depending on my needs for the day. For regular usage, I take the 13" rMBP. Regular usage on-the-go typically involves web browsing, word processing, creating presentations and having a Windows VM running sometimes.

    The base 13" rMBP came from a raffle, it's now my mom's computer.

    When I'm on an assignment (I work as a freelance photographer in my student life), I take the 15" rMBP instead.

    The early-2011 maxed 15" cMBP was a birthday gift. However, it has succumbed to Radeongate and I'm sending it in for a logic board replacement soon.

    The MacBook Air is for guest usage and also acts as a backup computer in case one of my Macs fail.
     

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