Benchmarking my MacBook's Temperatures

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ichabod., Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Ichabod. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    I am planning on replacing the thermal compound on my Late 2008 2.0 GHz 13" Unibody MacBook to see what kind of effect it has on my operating temperatures.

    I hope to benchmark my 'idle' and 'under load' temperatures, but I'm wondering what would be the best way to test 'under load.'

    I don't really have any graphically intensive games on this HDD, but would encoding a video be sufficiently stressful to provide a good benchmark?

    Are there any standard programs that can be used to simulate a load on the CPU/GPU?
  2. Ichabod. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks, it worked pretty well. I played ~8 videos on two screens in the background to try to simulate stress on the GPU. This seems to have produced some decent load temp readings.

    I'll have to make a thread to document my before and after.

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