Are these temps OK?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sdahe, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Hello guys,

    In an aluminum unibody MBP 15" I get these temperatures... just turning it on

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    Is this OK?
     
  2. Jazojas12 macrumors regular

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    Mine are about the same, difference of 1-3* F compared to yours.
     
  3. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    mines running hotter and its fine nothing to worry about
     
  4. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Do you have your GPU activated? That will cause a bit more heat.

    But the temps you show are fine. You are just using the machine for its intended purpose, is all.
     
  5. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    How can I check if the GPU is activated?... and what is the use of it?

    Thanks!
     
  6. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Graphics Processor. Click on :apple:->System Preferences -> Energy Saver (the light bulb). On the resulting screen, do you see option for:

    Graphics: Better Battery Life
    Higher Performance

    And if so, which is checked?
     
  7. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    I have High Performance checked
     
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    There you are, then. High Performance activates and utilizes the auxiliary graphics card, which is a good bit more powerful than the standard one on the motherboard. Being more powerful, it uses considerably more power, produces more heat... and renders images with far greater depth, speed, etc.

    Try to set it to Better Battery. You will have to log out then back in. See if you really notice any difference on screen. I very seldom activate the GPU, only when I *need* it. For most mundane chores, it's off. That will lower your heat a good bit. Make the battery last a lot longer, too...:D

    Either way, your temps are within normal range. it's all good.
     
  9. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Yeap... temps going down since I change it to better battery life. I though I could use the extra graphic power since I have the MBP connected to a Led Cinema Display. The main thing I use the computer is for photography... but today is just Internet browsing...

    thanks for the info
     
  10. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

    Erendiox

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    Monitoring your temps is only so useful really. If any of those sensors detect a dangerous temperature, your machine will immediately shut itself down as a safety measure. That's when you know you have a problem. :)
     
  11. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    No worries. Fire up the GPU when you crunch some hi-res photos, and crank it back down when you just surf.

    It's still awesome, tho, ain't it?
     
  12. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Yes it is... is like hiting the nitro in a car when you need that extra horse power...
     

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