Good temp for what I'm doing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicknicknickh, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

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    So I am watching tv show on itunes, watching movie on netflix, have the internet open with 7 tabs, skype open and chess open. Also how the hell do you work the chess?

    I really appreciate all you're help guys :)

    and I'm at 127F-135F is that good?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's really no need to keep posting threads on the same temperature topic. Yes, your temps are perfectly normal. You really should try to relax and enjoy your Mac and forget about temps unless your Mac is shutting down due to overheating, which will most likely never happen.
     
  3. nicknicknickh thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your Mac is not overheating. The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat (around 100C/212F - 105C/221F, depending on your processor). iStat Pro will give you accurate readings of your temps, among other things.

    Unless there is a rare defect in your Mac, your temps are well within the normal operating range, considering the workload you're putting on it. Websites with Flash content, games and other multimedia apps will put higher demand on the CPU/GPU, generating more heat. This is normal. If you're constantly putting high demands on your system, such as gaming or other multimedia tasks, expect temps to rise and fans to spin up accordingly. It's just your Mac doing its job to maintain temps within the normal range.

    Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs). They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level. If they're spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC. Also, make sure you don't block the vents, which are located at the rear, near the hinge.

    There is not an overheating problem with Mac portables. There is only a perceived overheating problem. That's partly due to the fact that the aluminum casing transfers heat better than some other notebook materials, so they may feel hotter to the touch than notebooks made of other materials. It may even become hot enough to be uncomfortable to rest on your lap. This, too, is normal. Because a user is unfamiliar with the heat normally generated by a Mac portable doesn't mean there's a problem with the Mac. Only on rare occasions is there a defect that causes true overheating.
     

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