Are these CPU temps too high?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pianoman88, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

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    I purchased a 5,1 with 2 x 3.33 Ghz 6-Core Xeons a few weeks ago and decided the check temps yesterday.

    I downloaded TG Pro and these are my results. Should i be concerned with these temps? (I'm running mail and Safari at the moment.)
     

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  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Same as another thread, most likely you look at the wrong temp. You CPU is good (please check the diode temp, NOT the core temp).
     
  4. jasonlevy macrumors newbie

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    your only need to worry when that goes yellow or red. green means good.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your temps are perfectly normal.

    The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat. CPU Tjmax = 105C (221F), GPU Tjmax = 100C (212F) on i3, i5, i7 processors. (GPU Tjmax may vary with specific models.)(Source: Intel)
    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.
    It is also quite normal for your Mac to become extremely hot to the touch during intensive operations. The aluminum body transfers heat more effectively than other materials used in computer casings, so you will feel the heat more. This doesn’t indicate that it’s overheating and will not harm the computer to be hot to the touch.
    The fans in Macs will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level. If your fans are spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC. (PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with these issues, so resetting it will not help.)
    The intake and exhaust vents are in the back of the computer near the hinge on all Mac notebooks (except the new MBP with retina display, which has intake vents along the sides at the bottom). The iMac vent is on the back of the computer. Make sure the vents remain unblocked to allow your computer to perform at its best. For Flash-related issues:
     

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