Extremely high temperatures

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by revalationist, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. revalationist macrumors member

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    I know the heatsinks suck on these things; having upgraded to a self-built desktop PC with an i5 4430 and GTX 760; which I'll never regret; but the times when I'm confined to this laptop are awful because of the mysteriously high temps.

    I know it's incomparable to a desktop PC because it's a laptop, but as I'm typing this, 57 degrees celsius is NOT normal. Fans at full speed. if I turn them to regular speed, gets to 60-70 degrees.

    Why?
     
  2. TWR Motorsport macrumors member

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    That's kinda normal...
    Im at 55 degrees typing this.

    Get IstatPro. It's very good for monitoring.

    When I game on my MBP it gets up to 80 degrees easy.

    Hottest i've had it is 102. Once.

    They shut down when they get too hot this is about 105 ish.

    Loads of threads on this, they do run hot. That is in the design.
     
  3. revalationist thread starter macrumors member

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    well that's incredibly stupid of apple. I've gotten to 109 without shutting down.
     
  4. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe anything above 105c would cause damage and it is abnormal for it to over that. The system shuts down at 105c to prevent damage. Have you checked you airflow vents etc for any dust or clogs?
     

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