I have a 17" MacBook Pro (2007 model) that gets extremely hot very easily. The fans blast, consequently. From using iPhoto, Google Maps, or just having a lot of Safari windows open can cause it to heat up to 200˚F and have the fans blast at around 5000RPM. The Genius at the Apple store said that it's normal for it to heat up to 225˚F under heavy CPU usage (past boiling point ), which makes sense. I probably shouldn't have told him that it did that from running Minecraft on >max graphics and a screen recorder at the same time. Sure it heats up under that load, but even little things makes it heat up a lot, and I doubt that's normal. To those who have this model, does it normally heat up this much? I don't remember it doing that before. P.S. PLEASE do not tell me to get SMC Fan Control or reset the SMC. That wouldn't fix the heating issue. The fans are doing their job normally. I don't see any blocked vents, either.