Encoding 720p in Handbrake, 97C load!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Inconsequential, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    Gave it a hooover and its still ridiculously hot.

    Fans @ 6000RPM.

    Sensors gone wrong or is something broken!?


    MBP in sig.

    PS: Always used to load at 80C @ 6000RPM fans.
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Likely a bunch of dust in your computer. Try opening it up and using a can duster or something.
  3. darkdream macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    dust can significantly increase running temperatures liek the previous poster mentioned.
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    No too many apps can push your computer like Handbrake. My quad core reaches 78C even with a 150mm copper heat sink and fan attached to cool it down.
  5. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    Well im not opening it up with a year of applecare to go.

    Its going into apple for some work anyway so i'll just tell them its getting ridiculously hot.

    Wouldn't mind a unibody now anyway :p

    Handbrake always put my laptop to 80C max, but nevermind :)
  6. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    Encoding uses all the CPU power it can get so, yeah, its going to make your CPU in any computer run "hot"

    Obviously hot can mean different things, if my desktop computer hits 50c, which only happens when using 100% CPU and on a warm day, that would be really hot. But on the other side my MBP thats about the idle temperature for it.
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    My Unibody MacBook will hit 92-93°C before the fans kick in and drop it back down to around 85°C where it will sit comfortably all night doing Handbrake encodes.
  8. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    Sounds right to me, I used to hit 100ºC before undervolting with coolbook now I get 80ºC max

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