brand new macbook pro overheating

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gettinunder123, May 26, 2019.

  1. gettinunder123 macrumors newbie

    gettinunder123

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    month ago i bought the brand new macbook pro 14,1 the non touchbar 2017 model with 2.3 ghz i5 and compared to my older macbook air (7,2) with 1.8 ghz i5 the macbook pro is overheating even when idle.

    the macbook pro is 15-20c is more overheating when idling compared to the air, in simple web browsing its same that
    using with pro music apps and kicking the fans around 4500rpm the macbook air is 40 and the pro 50-55c

    what could be the cause for this ? is this normal with the newer macs ?
    i have a feeling that the thermal paste is not doing its thing on the pro, even its a brand new computer...
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    It's overheating and throttling or running hot?
     
  3. buran-energia macrumors regular

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    Non-TB models only have 1 fan (vs 2 on TB), weaker CPU and GPU. Expect it to get hot and noisy when using Chrome, 4k monitors, etc.
     
  4. gettinunder123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    gettinunder123

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    just overheathing not throttling at all.
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    forgot to mention, 99,9 of the time is both macs are used on a dj lap top stand and not touching the surface.
     
  5. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    As mentioned earlier, these temperatures may be the "new normal" for these new MacBooks given their thin and light design.
     
  6. Banglazed macrumors demi-god

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    The heating is definitely a feature of "Pro". However, I recommend you if you are up for the challenge to open up your MacBook and reapply thermal paste could result in a better cooling possibly 5-10 degrees lower and clear any dust from the fans. This may be a simple task depending on the model.

    I also recommend you to install Macs Fan Control and set it to manual using sensor-based value either CPU Diode or CPU PECI with between 30-99 degrees for the fan control.
     
  7. gettinunder123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    gettinunder123

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    pretty sure its a feature of the "new pro's" because on my 2012 macbook pro it was cold as ice.
    ill definitely look into it, ill call the local apple shop where i bought it if there is a possible way to change the thermal paste under warranty if its not ill open it and re-apply it.

    already installed, but just using auto for normal stuff and 4500rpm for work but ill try with using sensor-based value
     
  8. jerryk macrumors 601

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    See what is using the CPU by running Activity Monitor.

    Also, what browser are you using?

    And if it is really new it may still be doing indexing or other new install tasks. Some of these can take a 24 hrs to complete.
     
  9. gettinunder123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    gettinunder123

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    no process is taking more than 2%,
    the system is, 0,72 %
    the user is 2,27 %
    the idle is 97,38 %
    this is when idle when i use music sofrware that process/app is using 35/60% and the cpu values than are
    system 5,28
    user 9,81
    idle 85
     
  10. leman macrumors G3

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    50 degrees on CPU die is perfectly normal on idle.
     

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