2007 MacBook pushing 50° under light usage

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  1. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    At the moment, my MacBook, which has been up for a mere three hours, is under pretty much no load at all - I'm idling it on the desktop, the CPU usage is right down along with memory usage.

    Yet, the CPU is currently 57°... Is that kind of temperature normal under such a light load? Am I just being paranoid?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If that is Celsius it might be a bit high, but what is the temperature in your room and outside?

    My iMac is currently 48°C hot and it's 24°C outside.
     
  3. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It is Celsius, yeah.

    The temperature outside is only about 15°C, and it can't be that much warmer in here.

    MacBook's running at 61° right now...
     
  4. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    At the moment it's over 60°C and the fans haven't even kicked in... Is that why it's getting so hot? Are my fans broken?
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    My Late 06 MacBook idled at 60C. Nothing to worry about. The fan should kick in around 65-70C.
     
  6. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, looks like I was just worrying over nothing after all, I just got it to push 70° (Flash is good for something :D) and fans kicked in.
     
  7. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    Most people worry about nothing.

    Your computer WILL shut down when it becomes a problem. It won't even ask you, it will just do it.
     
  8. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    50C is nothing to worry about. My MacBook is normally around 60C with little to no activity.
     

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