Sebastian G

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 5, 2020
13
7
Hey guys!

I got a Macbook Pro 16" 2019

2,6GHz 6-Core i7
32GB Ram
500GB SSD
8GB GPU 5500M

Compared to my old Macbook Pro 13" from 2014 this machine easily gets hot and fans would also
easily hit +4000RPM and the CPU core temperature hits 68-75 degrees..

This happens when I'm doing basic editing work in FCPX or dealing with simple music in Cubase.
It also happens sometimes when doing a screen recording from Zoom...

I've tried to reset my SMC. Didn't really help.

Is it just a common thing when you've got better gear, it needs more cooling?
 

beppedessi

macrumors regular
Sep 9, 2013
150
149
Impruneta (FI), Italy
It is normal. I can bet that in all the tasks you have mentioned the 5500m kicks in, and this is the reason why it runs hot. I have almost the same machine and it is the same for me.
 

Sebastian G

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 5, 2020
13
7
It is normal. I can bet that in all the tasks you have mentioned the 5500m kicks in, and this is the reason why it runs hot. I have almost the same machine and it is the same for me.
Ah okay fair enough. I just seemed a little overwhelming coming from a very silent machine to a powerfull machine that suddenly wasn't that silent when during tasks.

Thanks though!
 
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