Brand new 2.4 penryn

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nickarate, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. nickarate macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    I just got back from the store with my brand new computer, and so far, I'm in love. But just how hot should this thing be, because I have been using it for like 2 hours, and it is pretty hot with no gaming? Thanks!
  2. RandiC macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    What are your temps?
  3. nickarate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    I'm reeeeally new to mac (like 3 hours) how would I check that?
  4. RandiC macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
  5. nickarate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008

    Fans are running about 2000 rpm

    CPU A 60
    GPU Diode 68
    GPU Heatsink 59
    Heatsink A 56
    Heatsink B 47
    Enclosure Base 39
    Memory Contrller 45
    Airport Card 48
  6. RandiC macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Remember the cooling vents are on the back of the MBP so don't block with a pillow or anything. I would put it on a hard surface then on your lap.
  7. nickarate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    It is on my desk, but there isn't that much room to vent on the back. It's not unbearable... just want to make sure it's normal.
  8. RandiC macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Those temps are not that bad. If you can make more room in the back so it can cool better. What specs did you get on your MBP?
  9. nickarate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    It's just the base 2.4... will be upgrading ram soon though
  10. RandiC macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Also I use a Antec Dual-Fan Laptop Cooler from Circuit City for about $30.00 and my CPU runs in the forties under normal use.
  11. RandiC macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    I'm using 4 gig of ram and that also helped temps under heavy usage.
  12. RatSalad macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Central Florida
  13. Joko macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2008
  14. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    I'm using a 2.4 SR MBP with 4 gig ram, just surfing the web, email, etc. but nothing particularly CPU intensive.

    My #'s:

    hd: 35
    cpu a: 48
    gpu diode: 49
    enclosure bottom:30
    heatsink a: 43
    heatsink b: 37

    So your #'s seem a bit warm comparably. I have had other MBP's, including 2 1st gen units, and had similar issues. I went to the Genius bar, had an evaluation, and they always told me that the unit was 'within spec'. As long as it isn't overheating or shutting itself down, they generally assume that it is normal.

    I have personally found that each unit seems to run at it's own operating temps, within the allocated specs of course, some warmer, some hotter, depending on how much thermal paste was/wasn't used, where u are using the mbp (ambient temp of the room matters) and whether u are blocking the parts of the unit that assist in heat dissipation.

    I am using an ilap which tends to minimize the annoyance of the undersurface of the unit becoming annoyingly warm, but mostly, I have just stopped monitoring the temps entirely.
  15. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    Use fan control and ramp up the base speed a little. Will help extend the life of your battery as well. Heat is the worst enemy of the battery.
  16. steinlager macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    get SMCfancontrol:, helps manage fan speeds hence temperatures quite well. And I also have the Antec cooler and it works like a charm. I go up to about 41 degrees Celcius max under normal use.
  17. pionata macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    Mine does not get hot at all even with 3 gigs of ram loaded. It's much colder than my old ibook and I think I hear the fan only start once. But iI did not run any Processor heavy applications yet.

    I'm quite happy. ;) What an amazing computer.
  18. iJesus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Reno, Nevada
    Quick question.

    My MBP is "fully charged" (the green light on the magsafe is on and the battery icon says it's fully charged) and yet it stays at 98%, normal?
  19. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Without going into too much detail, yes, that's normal.
  20. Mo Tiggas macrumors member

    May 5, 2005
    Oregon, USA
    unless the battery goes below 95%, it won't charge - this is a good thing...

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