1st gen macbook temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by fms714, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. fms714 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2010
    My first gen macbook is running with a CPU temp of 71 degrees celcius while running nothing. The mds and mdworker processes are taking up most of the processor and it wont change after quitting the processes or restarting or shutting down the computer.
  2. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003
    mds and mdworker processes are Spotlight indexing your drive
    They should stop eventually (minutes or hours). You can't kill them, they come back!
    If you have an external drive you plug in and remove often, you might want to disable Spotlight indexing of that drive, go to System Preferences > Spotlight and drag the external drive into the "do not index" pane.

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