A hot white macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Theclamshell, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I was exporting some video in imovie and i saw this it said 196 F in smc fan control and also istat pro. It was constantly at or above 190 for like 30 min
    :apple::apple:

    i also went to hulu to watch an hd vid and this is my first post btw
     

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  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    That's like 88C...

    You're fine, so long as the fans kicked up the kept things there. The Core2Duos can take upto 95-100C before they go into shutdown.

    If you were doing both, then that's why. Hulu is a CPU hog due to it being flash based. HD Flash video can get my MB upto 68-70C or so if I leave it sitting on the floor in front of the TV when hooked up there...
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Yea, I hate Flash because it's chews up your CPU, spits it back out, and then some. Makes my MacBook fans look like they're on steroids.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    Thats normal.
     
  5. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...get yourself a good alum cooler stand and use it when doing these tasks...

    About the only machine I've used that doesn't get really hot is my eeePC1000H Atom based netbook and I still use an external cooler pad on that if at all possible (its really well ventilated compared to a MB/MBP case).
     
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  7. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks guys ill definitely look into getting one of those
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    No problem. Make sure you use it on a hard surface that allows for some
    ventilation. I don't think the "cooling" stands are worth it.
     
  10. hndn macrumors regular

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    The same one is sold on Amazon for $35 :)
     

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