All the threads about temperature really scared me!

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  1. appleJ macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a MBP 13'', but reading all these threads about temperature really scared me!
    My old PC will never reach 80/90C no matter what i run.
    Why does Mac reach such high temperature, and seems very easily reach high temp?!
    :eek:
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's thin and compact... why the heck do people worry so much about this? What makes you start thinking "oh **** 80-90 is super duper melting hot"?
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Stop worrying about temperatures. It's designed to tolerate it.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    This is just my educated guess, but I think Macs tend to run hotter than a lot of other laptops because Apple works so hard to engineer their products to be as thin as possible. This means everything is packed inside the case super tight. . I think it's that because everything is so tight inside, the heat isn't as easily channeled out of the case, so things run a little hotter inside the case. Remember that Macs are essentially made of the same components as Windows machines.

    That being said, I don't think it's really anything to worry about. What's hot to a person isn't hot to a computer. Of all the people who report OVERHEATING!!!!! I have not seen one case with the current builds where the computer is actually overheating. All the people who've been freaking out have had computers that are running within specs.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Temps vary from user to user based on a variety of factors
    Just stop looking at the temps and enjoy your Mac
     
  6. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    The computer gets hot. So do other ones. That's what they are designed to handle. I don't think there is anything to worry about. Mine hasn't caught fire yet :)
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Yet!
     
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  9. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    If all the other threads on temp scared you then why did you start another one instead of just reading those to find you answers:confused:? How many times a day do we need to confirm the safe temperature ranges...?
     
  10. appleJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha, i guess i am scared because i used to put my old laptop on top of my belly when watching movies in bed.
    but 80c is going to burn my skin!
    that's why i am so worried....:(
     
  11. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    80 deg processor temp != 80 deg surface temp.
     
  12. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    I do this all the time. The processor temp maybe 80c but the exterior temp won't even be close.
     
  13. appleJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh really? didn't know that...:D
    OK then i guess i will be fine:rolleyes:
     
  14. appleJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh thanks so much! Now i'm set.
    I was really scared by looking at 80/90c thinking about that is surface temp!:eek:
     
  15. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - But you are not going to place the CPU directly on your skin, are you?
     
  16. ShootingStars macrumors member

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    Dont worry about your temps APPLECARE will take care of it :cool:
     
  17. colour macrumors regular

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    the temps arent a worry but teh temps + fan noises go hand in had.

    I would be scared about that fans going crazy, i have had my 2011 mbp for 2 months and i cant stand the fans :(
     

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