Are these temps normal for the RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nickandre21, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2012
    so yea using my macbook retina been watching some flash videos
    cpu temps and gpu temps seem alright what worries me is the memory module temps. the keyboard around the 'fgh' keys get warmed up.
    here's a snapshot of the temps.
    Screen Shot 2013-07-07 at 6.28.52 PM.png
    Do they seem fine? anyone else having the same temps?
    its a 2.7 i7 16gb/512 gb early 2013 retina. Brought it 3 days back
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Flash videos will cause the temps for the cpu (and gpu?) to increase. I'd say temps in 60c range aren't that bad. If the computer was just idling that would be different.
  3. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    Interesting. Mine runs ~55-56C.
  4. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  5. nickandre21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2012
    thanks for the replies mate. I was asking about the memory modules and memory bank temps. the cpu temps are way lower on this retina then what they used to be be on my cMBp i.e 90c
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    All of your temps are quite 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. (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.
    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). iMacs have 3 fans with minimum speeds in the 800-1200 range. They 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 a slot on the back near the top 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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