Excessive HEAT from new 2011 MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dw3bb10, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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    Ive had my new macbook for a little over 24 hours now(2ghz quad), and I feel that it runs a little too hot, especially considering im ONLY web browsing and watching a few videos on Youtube. Currently, my CPU temp is around 60-60C. Is this normal?
     
  2. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Some heat does seem to be known..

    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/apple-macbook-pro 15-inch-2011.aspx


    Heat

    The 15-inch MacBook Pro held up well during our heat test, where we play a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes. The space between the G and H keys registered 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the touchpad measured just 83 degrees. However, the back rear bottom of the notebook reached an uncomfortable 106 degrees.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Youtube = Flash = high CPU usage = heat

    My MBA gets a bit hot as well when watching Flash content as it uses the CPU. Nothing extraordinary going on here I think.
     
  4. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    2011 MBPs (or Flash) don't support hardware acceleration yet so yes, it is still bad as the decoding is done by the CPU. Even with HW acceleration, the CPU usage can be rather high.
     
  6. Schlaefer macrumors member

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    Is this confirmed? Are there any informations about this issue in regard to Lion?
     
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    http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#technotes/tn2010/tn2267.html

    It is Apple who is holding the strings. They limited the HW acc to these certain GPUs
     
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    I would expect Apple to expand the support for Intel HD 3000 at least but we still need to wait for an updated Flash player that will support the new GPUs.
     

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