Brand new Macbook hot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EngBrian, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. EngBrian macrumors regular

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    Hey All,

    I know there are lots of threads about tempurature but most seem to be from previous gens or I can't find the right ones.

    Anyway I am running handbrake and my comp is running at 85 degrees (edit:Celcius) according to iStatpro and fans are at 6000 rpm. Both seem very high. I thought the high temps were fixed a long time ago.

    Suggestions? Is this normal?

    In normal everyday operation it is running around 50-60 degrees.
     
  2. bgriffing macrumors newbie

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    ive seen macbooks get upwards of 130 degrees. you dont really have anything to worry about.
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    85 C is a bit hot, my MacBook Pro is usually 60-70 max. My G5 on the other hand.... :)
     
  4. EngBrian thread starter macrumors regular

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    just to be clear i am talking in Celcius. Canadian here. That is 185 F. You may have been talking about celcius too. If so...holy crap.
     
  5. alexi8@mac.com macrumors newbie

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    holllaaa...u can get smcFancontrol...a freeware application that lets u set ur own fan speed on ur mac....cool little tool if u ask me...check it out for urself!!! much love, A8
     
  6. EngBrian thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have heard of this program. But as the fans are already running at 6000 rpm it seems like it is already high. I would be happy to be corrected however.
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    As soon as I start running any heavy graphics my fans jump to 6000 rpm as well and stay there forever. However, my max temp that I've noticed so far has been 65ºC and I've got no air and the temps have been 26-30 in my apartment. So you do seem to be running high to me.
     
  8. ac-mac macrumors member

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    My Macbook Rev A gets up to 95 Celicius when running handbrake and seeing as not much has changed between Rev A and C I would think that both get up to temperatures around 90 when doing CPU intensive tasks. I have also installed SMCFanControl and have set the fans to run at 6200rpm and it is still 90... nothing to worry about, although I do hope my computer explodes and apple give me a new one
     
  9. clicq macrumors member

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    I haven't run handbrake, but I've done other processor intensive tasks, and my Macbook Rev B (2.0ghz C2D) would hit around 80C with the fans going at 6000 rpm. So I think your 85C is within the ballpark.
     
  10. bobalina macrumors newbie

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    hot hot hot

    it will keep you warm on those cold days

    especially libraries :rolleyes:
     
  11. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    85C and full fan speed when running handbrake is perfectly normal since it maxes out the CPU, and it won't harm your components unless you run it 24/7.

    A tightly packaged computer like the MacBook is a tricky thing to keep cool, and with only one tiny fan you can't move much hot air out of the case. You'll see the same issue with any notebook of that size and speed.
     
  12. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    my macbook gets hot from time to time, especially when running video or a dvd. in fact, when im in class watching youtube, the fan(s?) come blazing on and a few people turn around to see where all the noise is coming from. :(
     
  13. EngBrian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for the delay in responding. But thanks to all that have reassured me now that my temps aren't too out of this world.

    Cheers!
     
  14. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  15. RichL macrumors 6502

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    That sounds a little unbelievable.
     
  16. ihave206bones macrumors newbie

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    What programs do you use to monitor fanspeed and temperature?
     
  17. EngBrian thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am using istatpro widget. I have been told to try smcfancontrol but haven't bothered yet.
     

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