Concerned about nMP temperatures - wife turned off AC in my office for a week.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by OCDMacGeek, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. OCDMacGeek macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2007
    I just bought a brand new late 2013 Mac Pro, 3.5 ghz 6-core with D500s. I left town for a week, and when I just got home I see that my wife turned off the AC in my office to "save money." The room was 87°F, and had probably been that hot for a few days straight. I'm concerned that this has damaged my new machine by causing it to run at too high of temperatures for too long, or will have reduced its life span.

    I was running iStat Menus, and I have attached a screenshot. CPU proximity sensor is now reading 127°F. Over the last 7 days shows it got as high as 140°F at times. GPU sensors also got as high as 140°F at times. For some reason, the PCIE Switch Diode is now 173°F -- by far the hottest sensor.

    I would appreciate any advice from those with experience/knowledge on temperatures for this type of CPU and GPU. Are these temperatures cause for concern that damage could have occurred and reduced the like of the components?


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  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    I'm not terribly familiar with sensor location or typical values, but computer temperatures are generally reported in Celsius.

    140F = 60C, which is nothing for a processor. I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. wonderspark macrumors 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    No damage, no worries, and your wife *did* save you money by turning down the AC.
  4. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2009
    i don't even use AC when I'm rendering lol. its fine.
  5. peabo macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2008
    The CPUs can run for hours or even days close too 100 degrees C or 210 degrees F. Leaving it in a warm room will not damage it. Even if you left it in a warm room while it was using full CPU power, it would throttle itself down to avoid damage and if that wasn't effective, it would force itself to shut down.
  6. OCDMacGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2007
    Excellent. Thank you all for the information. That is most assuring.
  7. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
    I salute your wife for being fiscally and environmentally astute.
  8. OCDMacGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2007
    Well, now that I know she didn't damage my $5000 rig, I think it's a good idea too!
  9. golf1410 macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    It is a server hardware. Enterprise let servers run 24x7 for years. As long as temperature is not 100 Celsius, I wouldn't worry.
  10. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    I ask myself if that might be acceptable by law where you live as a valid reason to divorce a wife?
    To kill her won't probably be considered by judges enough to free you (even if the judges are themselves fans of the nMP). So that is clearly out of question.
    Hmm...quite a difficult dilemma you have now.
    A wife or a nMP?

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