2010 MBP running warmer after 10.6.7 update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I'm starting to notice that my 2010 MBP is running about 10 degrees warmer after 10.6.7.

    I usually idle around 36-39, now I am idling around 48 to 50

    What gives?
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    could be anything, start off by checking activity monitor.
  3. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2011
    I'm not seeing any temperature differences on my 15-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2010).

    The best thing I could suggest is to check the Activity Monitor to see if there are any runaway applications or processes, or shut the computer down for a few minutes and turn it back on.
  4. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2011
    you didn't check the temperature immediately after the upgrade did you?

    if so then that's probably why.

    another possibility is that perhaps 10.6.7 is displaying a more accurate temperature.
  5. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    my temps were normal before, but I see that after the upgrade they seem to have dropped a little.
  6. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    On my new 2011 15" MBP, temps have dropped under 10.6.7. by around 6C on average.
  7. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  8. tcador macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    same here.
  9. Whitelightning macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2007
  10. /user/me macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    i use iStat nano, but it's possible to use iStat pro as well.

    On another note, I still believe that the devil is coming out of the bottom of my laptop, and is going to make me start on fire. :p
  11. kidaquarius macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2011
    Have the ambient air temps increased where you live since you've updated?

    [sent from my android]
  12. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I just updated to 10.6.7 an hour or so ago and I've also noticed that my fan is running a lot. Just surfing the web and have the e-mail program open. Nothing major. Fan has been running quite a bit between 2700 and 3400 rpm. Typically, unless stressing it with iMovie or something, it used to sit at 2000 rpm.

    I have a mid-2010 MBP 13" 2.4 GHz.
  13. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    Mine seems to be the same, only a few hours experience with the update though.
  14. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    Mine went up.

    Typically idled around 99-103F, now ~115F. All temps according to iStat pro.

    Fan speed has remained the same, around 2k rpms, both fans.

    This after an hour and a half after updating.
  15. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    I have the 2.4GHz i5 also. I'm not going to install the update until I know more about this.

    Can someone please post a pic of your Acitivty Monitor screen (making sure all processes are selected)?

  16. Blu101, Mar 21, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011

    Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    Has fallen to ~99-101F now, ~3 hours after update. Weird. Def noticed an increase right after the update and would not drop below 115F, even with nothing running. It's at 99 right now as I'm online typing this. All seems normal again..
  17. spooky69 macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Same here - definitely running hotter with the fans on nearly all the time and my browser has been showing occasional 'flashes' - maybe something odd with the graphics? Using a 2010 2.66 i7. It was quiet and cool before this update.
  18. c1phr macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    I'm doing just fine post update? I'll report back if I notice anything crazy, since I was working in Premiere last night, so my temps were normally high.

    But right now after just web browsing and itunes (with my dedicated GPU on by accident) I'm at 50 or so.

    I was never able to idle lower than about 38-40 unless my ambient was really low.
  19. TxdoHawk macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    To those reporting higher temps post-update, have you tried a SMC reset? That'd be the first thing on my list, personally.
  20. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
  21. grayh0und macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    I haven't really noticed a difference on my 2011 MBP.
  22. ranviper macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2010
    Adirondacks, NY
    I have a 13" 2010 MBP and just updated today. Seems to be idling about the same temps. However Im not sure if it was the update or something else but it's running like, 5x faster. Lol. Woot!
  23. EightmanVT macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    I saw a very real temperature increase today - haven't performed an SMC reset yet - has this been demonstrated to be a solution?

    My idle temps today were about 15 degrees (F) higher and then all I had was a .pdf open, Firefox (not websurfing - just using Zotero interface) and some Safari tabs open in the background and my temps were up to 171 degrees F. The only flash that was running was Pandora. Flash is blocked at all times.

    Still trying to see if this is a problem that will continue or if I can correlate it to a program or activity.

    I rebooted - and have exactly the same things up and running again - and the temps seem normal. Very odd.

    I haven't had the temp issues that others have reported - this is the first time I've seen something that was mildly disconcerting. I definitely shouldn't have been running over 170 doing basic word processing.
  24. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    Would you be kind enough to post a screenshot of your activity monitor? (making sure to select all processes and showing CPU usage in descending order)

  25. EightmanVT macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    As soon as it happens again - I certainly will be happy to. I should have thought to grab a shot of it earlier this afternoon. I've been trying to recreate it tonight - but it's back to running perfectly for me.

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