Average CPU Temperature for Macbook Pro 2010

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  1. CrazyDesi macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Pro keeps a constant temperature of approximately 80-85 degrees Celsius with only the internet browser running. Is this too high? I have also talked about my computer shutting off on games that were not very graphic intensive like Torchlight.
     
  2. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    Hey what are the specs on your computer? my 2010 15" mbp runs anywhere from 40-77 c, it runs at 35-40 whiles web browsing and like 77-80 while runnning safari and star craft 2. But what graphics card you running? i do not know what games you run or what the specs are on the games but it does seem slightly high, do you have istat pro? what are your fan speeds at during these temps? i have both fans at 2000 rpms at 40 and 4500 rpms at 77, and it just ticks along and really does not get much hotter, but i also do not exceed 30% of cpu usage this i7 is a tank =D
     
  3. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    what is your fan speed while running safari and the temps that high?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you looked at Activity Monitor to see what other things are running in the background? You likely have widgets, plug-ins or other processes that are putting more load on your system. Your temps are still well within the normal operating range.
     
  5. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    this makes no sense, did you make this up?

    he is right, he ridiculed me in a thread about a battery, (no i did not warn him or send him to time out) umm there are a lot of things running that you may not be aware of, do you literally exit a program or do you click the red dot? the red dot only hides them. check below your programs on the dock for blue dots, or check your force quit menu that will show you all of your major applications.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it makes complete sense, whether you understand it or not.
    No, I didn't ridicule you. I challenged an unsupported and inaccurate statement you made. If someone posts misinformation in this thread, it misleads others who come to this forum, looking for help. Stick to documented facts and you won't be challenged.
    The red button does not hide any program. For an app that operates with only a single window, such as System Preferences or Photo Booth, clicking the red button closes (not hides) the window and quits (not hides) the application. For an app that can support multiple windows, such as Safari, Word, TextEdit, etc., clicking the red button will close (not hide) the window, leaving the app still running. To quit (not hide) an app, use Command-Q. To hide an app, which doesn't close any window or app, use Command-H.
    Many apps and processes never appear on the Dock or the Force Quit menu, so checking there doesn't give you the whole picture of what's running on your system. Use Activity Monitor, as I suggested, to see the complete list of what's running.
     
  7. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    not even going to bother with the quoting and break down, i work a lot in sales and manufacturing and if i send someone an email filled with links to other possibly helpful information they get very angry. So i give direct personal answers.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    When we get the same questions a few hundred times, it makes more sense to post a link to the answer, rather than re-typing the same answer a few hundred times. This isn't email... it's a forum. People came here by clicking on links and reading, so the process of clicking on a link we post and reading the answer is not a new concept for them. It's certainly preferable to posting false information.
     
  9. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    have you ever had to sell a product worth over $20 000, its the equivalent of selling someone a $2500 laptop, and i not only sell but i build, repair, and do trade shows, sell whole sale, retail and do designing, we get the same question 15x in the same conversation, its a part of it, so if i spent all this time linking people it would be impersonal and counter productive, plus the forum could have it better laid out for people to find these type of answers, also most links are in references to other peoples issues which may be slightly different or may not apply.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't want to compare resumes, trust me. Plus, this isn't sales. People don't come here for a sales pitch. They come here for factual help to solve problems and answer questions.

    You are welcome to answer threads your way, and I'll keep doing it my way. As long as you're not posting falsehoods or inaccurate information, you won't be challenged by me. If you post something that's not true, I'm going to post the corrected information, so those who read the thread won't be mislead.
     
  11. green86 macrumors 6502

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    My i7 MBP runs no hotter then 60c. Normally around 50c. (When just browsing/light multitasking). Right now its only at 47c.

    80c is 176f. Although your literally correct in saying its in the normal temp range, it is high, and might be indicative of a problem.

    the OP also said "Is this too high? I have also talked about my computer shutting off on games that were not very graphic intensive like Torchlight."

    Widgets and plugins certainly aren't causing shutdowns man, especially on a core iX processor. And they probably aren't causing it to run that hot either.

    First off, get gfxCardStatus from here. Install that and let us now what it says.. either Intel or Nvidia. This is much more likely causing the heat then widgets:rolleyes:.

    FYI I run on Intel graphics 100% time with no slow downs or drawbacks except for a cool computer.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not suggesting that a widget or plug-in is causing a shut down. As I said, Activity Monitor will show what combination of widgets, plug-ins and background apps are possibly putting more load on the system. I can't count the number of times someone had this exact issue and it turned out to be a runaway process they discovered in Activity Monitor. It's not the only possible answer, but since it only takes a few seconds to check, it's a good first troubleshooting step.
     
  13. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    i am pretty sure he never accused you of? was just using process of elimination?
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I didn't suggest that he accused me of anything. I simply responded to his post. Are you going to add some useful, factual information to this thread, or simply waste time trying to derail this discussion about MBP temperatures?
     
  15. green86 macrumors 6502

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    Yes true, but obviously there is more going on then a high temp, it's shutting down. Discrete graphics are much more likely to cause high temps anyway.
     
  16. InfoSecmgr Guest

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    Since I live in the US, I use degrees Fahrenheit, sorry to irritate some people...

    My 2010 17 inch MBP (i5) runs around 140 degrees F while running my "standard" apps"

    iTunes playing music
    Steam (no games running, just chat)
    Mail
    Safari with multiple tabs (usually around 3-5)
    CoverSutra
    Of note, I run a 20 inch ACD for extended desktop.
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Quite normal. I'm at 149F only in Safari on this forum page.
     
  18. InfoSecmgr Guest

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    Yeah I'm not worried. Just thought I would report my temps.

    Edit: Now I'm curious. I admit, I have not searched for this, however does anyone know if an "average" CPU temp for X computer (you name it) has been calculated? As in, add them up, divide by how many there are?
     
  19. green86 macrumors 6502

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    Thats 60c. I'd say that's normal. I use Fahrenheit as well but this post started in Celsius. No I don't think anyone has.
     
  20. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Seems a bit high imo.

    Atm, I'm running VMware with Linux and Windows 7 and also have internet open. In Windows 7 I'm running also a few programs and my CPU is only 63 degrees.

    This is with a i5 though. Maybe i7 gets hotter.
     
  21. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! All I have is Safari and iTunes open, and my temperatures are 32 C, or 89 F, and my computer has been on all day. Why are yours so hot?
     
  22. green86 macrumors 6502

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    Is yours an i7? Since this post I started to monitor my temps more closely. The lowest is gets is around 42c... which is more than acceptable to me.
     
  23. Covart Guest

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    They probably don't work in a freezer.

    For the OP:
    Normal operating temp for me in a room at 20 degrees C (70 Degrees F) is between 37 and 55 degrees C. If you are on a website with Flash though, it can seriously kick you temps up.
     

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