Does the 2009 3.06 ghz run hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheBlackLabEdge, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. TheBlackLabEdge macrumors newbie

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    Loaned my 2012 MBP to my daughter & while waiting to get it back, I've found a 2009 15 3.06 ghz with 500gb HD & 4gb ram; I think I can get it bought for $450 & upgrade to an SSD.

    I thought I had seen something in my research that these machines run pretty hot. Otherwise, I'm thinking for the price plus an SSD wouldn't be a bad machine.
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    My 2009 2.26ghz 13" runs pretty warm, but I don't think it's had major issues because of it. Just put it on a desk or cover your lap with something like a laptop sleeve.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    The bottom can get very warm, but it's not the worst laptop I've owned.
     
  4. TheBlackLabEdge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. Can't afford another new one right now after just purchasing my new one in Aug 13, & it's newer than the crappy 5 yr old HP that my daughter is limping along with; just tore it apart & replaced the fan that sounded like an airplane taking off.

    With an SSD & the increase in real estate I might have to call it my own.
     
  5. yangchewren macrumors regular

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    The 2009 models will not heat up too badly when using the 9400m.
     
  6. TheBlackLabEdge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I simply couldn't refuse it. Restored to factory when we met at McDonald's, original box & disks; very well taken care of. Very surprised for my uses the speed of this machine.
     
  7. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, you should be fine with it. Enjoy the nice clock speed! 3.06 is hard to find. And any laptop should get pretty warm, especially apples as the metal acts as a heat sink, but nothing out of tolerance. Mine used to get too hot to put on my lap comfortably until I redid the thermal paste- now the high temp spikes at around 180 F.
     

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