CPU temp higher after latest Snow Leopard updates?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac32, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    I have a MBP 2.66c2d from 2009 and a ultimate MBA from 2010. After I downloaded the latest updates for Snow Leopard that was released 1-2 weeks ago, the temps have become noticeably higher.
    I have undervolted my MBA, and now the CPU idles around 50-55C when browsing and using Spotfiy. It used to be 38-45C. Same with my MBP. It is also warmer by some degrees.
    I noticed people saying that OSX Lion made their Mac CPUs warmer. Have Apple done something to heat up the latest Snow Leopard version I wonder?

    Anyone noticed the same?

  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Probably the discrete GPU.

    Did you try gfxCardStatus?

    My Early-2011 17" MBP here runs very cool (SL 10.6.8 v1.1 Combo Update).

Share This Page