First gen MBP not doing well with SL.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by findnemo, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. findnemo macrumors regular

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    Just installed SL this morning from Tiger and the problems just keep coming. Numerous crashes with systems preference and now serious heat issues.

    If I use stacks for 10 seconds the temperature will increase from 55C to nearly 70C.........I used to be able to play WoW under tiger for hours at a time so I don't get why using stacks spikes me so much.

    This is on a Ati X1600, so I'm going to think twice before installing SL into my integrated graphics white MB.......

    Now the heat has gone from heat to whenever it reaches 76-77C the wifi just completely drops out. I am using the newer extreme wifi card so it's been amazing with tiger but with SL it's a mess.

    I'm guessing the heat just kills the card, I've got to admit I've never hit 76+C on Tiger so I don't know if it's entirely SL's fault.

    This is a huge problem since I play WoW and if the Wifi drops in the middle of something.......sigh I'm so disappointed.
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Sorry to hear of your woes. :(

    I just put SL on my First Gen MBP (see signature) with the same graphics card and it's working like a charm... :confused:
     
  3. findnemo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you try to stack the application folder and just scroll up and down for like 10 seconds and see if you start to heat up? Because whenever I do that it seams like my CPU is running at 150% and I heat up like crazy.
     
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Mine in currently ripping a movie so it is already at 70. I don't think that's hot, it's just working. When I stacked the apps there was no increase from 70. :)
     
  5. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    You're not alone.

    I have a 2009 17" Unibody MBP and with 9% CPU load, I am running at 70C.

    All I have is Safari open. WTF!!
     
  6. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    top of the line MacBook Air. maxed out CPU.

    Looks like Firefox is at fault. disabled all add-ons and reinstalled Firefox. still sucks. IDK the fan is now on constantly and the body is steaming hot.
     
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I also have a first gen MBP, but it's working like a charm. I did a clean install though, so perhaps that made a difference.
     
  8. queshy macrumors 68040

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    No idea what to tell you...perhaps 10.6.1 will resolve some of these issues? Can you go back to Tiger?
     

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