2.4GHz Aluminum Macbook running @ 69C-80C

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nero9171, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Nero9171 macrumors member

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    I am getting temps this high, and even higher, with my fans set at 4000-6000 RPM. I am doing web browsing only (I am afraid to do any more right now) , and the fans aren't being blocked. I have never had any of my Macs run this high before. Should I take it into Apple?
     
  2. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hell yeah, bring it back to apple. I never have that prob. I use the hell out of my Alu MB 2.4, and never need to have the fans spin up/ temp up that much.
     
  3. Nero9171 thread starter macrumors member

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    I use it about 5-6 hours per day since the day I got it (launch). I took it off the table, set the fans to max, and let it cool off, and the absolute lowest I can get to is 60C. Something is messed up.


    I've never needed to take a computer into Apple, so I have a few questions.

    Do I need to bring the receipt?

    Do I need to put the stock hard drive back in?

    Do I need to put the stock ram back in?
     
  4. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    It definitely sounds like you should take it in to the Genius Bar.

    I would recommend putting the stock RAM back in.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I don't think you need to do any of those three things, actually. As for the temps, sounds like bad thermal paste on the CPU's heatsink
     
  6. Nero9171 thread starter macrumors member

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    If it is the thermal paste, would they have to ship it out, or would they give me a replacement? I doubt that they are going to apply new thermal paste in the store.


    Edit: Thanks for the help.

    Edit #2: I'm now staying at a steady 75-80 on table top, fans at default, running only Safari with one tab open. Hooray for my closest Apple store being an hour away :(
     

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