another 13" overheating early 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kh3MiC4L, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Kh3MiC4L macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2011
    i was just wondering if its normal that when im playing MW3 on my 13" early 2011 mbp its getting a temp reading of 99 degres celcius then throttle down.
    Its do then same with any intensive program.
    Ive read some high temps around for the 13" but never like 99-100 degres. Its worth a trip to apple ??
    my 1 year waranty end in 2month !! i might get the apple care plan because hearing all the problems around with the heat ....its will be a life saver.
    Its pretty lame to pay for an i7 when its turn out to be a 1ghz.
    sry for my bad english !!! :D
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, it's normal. The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat (around 100C/212F - 105C/221F, depending on your processor). iStat Pro will give you accurate readings of your temps, among other things.

    Unless there is a rare defect in a Mac, most temps are well within the normal operating range, considering the workload being put on it. Websites with Flash content, games and other multimedia apps will put higher demand on the CPU/GPU, generating more heat. This is normal. If you're constantly putting high demands on your system, such as gaming or other multimedia tasks, expect temps to rise and fans to spin up accordingly. It's just your Mac doing its job to maintain temps within the normal range.

    Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs) or 1800 rpm (for MBAs, MBs and minis). They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level. If they're spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC. PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with these issues, so resetting it will not help. Also, make sure you don't block the vents, which are located at the rear, near the hinge.

    Learn about the fans in your Mac
    Apple Portables: Operating temperature

    Launch Activity Monitor and change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes". Then look to see what apps may be placing high demands on your CPU/GPU.
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    It's normal.

    Feel free to bring it to apple and discuss it with a genius. This is just a forum after all ;)

    Did you measure the throttling with a CPU monitoring program?
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Welcome to AppleLand where warm running laptops are coveted :D

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