CPU at 104F - Too hot?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by percival504, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. percival504 macrumors regular

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    I did an upgrade from 2.8 quad to 3.33 hex; just wondering if everything is OK.

    TIA.
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    It will automatically shutdown if it overheats.
     
  3. percival504 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    I am thinking of installing the hex processor as well soon. I did a little dust cleaning the other day and found that my processor runs 5-6 degrees cooler now. Whether it be rendering or just idle. Maybe give a few squirts of compressed air and it will run cooler?

    Is this when you are idle it's 104? That seems high? Does the 6 core run hotter than a quad?
     
  6. percival504 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not idle, but not hard work either.

    I think the problem is that I have it sitting in front of one my tube mono block amplifiers. They are relatively small amplifiers, but they do put out a significant amount of heat. You're probably thinking: "yes, stupid, that is probably the problem", but, because it seems like other who have done the upgrade have had overheating problems, I was just concerned that I had not done the upgrade properly.

    I am still worried - it was just so easy to do (I followed Phillipma1957's excellent breakdown). I have not had any problems... yet.
     
  7. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    If it eases your worry, mine is at 104F right now. Thermometer on wall in the room says it's 70F, ambient sensor in the Mac reads 82F. I installed this chip about two months ago, and have been running it pretty hard while editing HD video.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not hot at all. That's only 40C, which is low for a CPU. The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat. CPU Tjmax = 105C/221F, GPU Tjmax = 100C/212F on i3, i5, i7 processors. (Source: Intel)
     

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