I didn't want to dedicate an entire thread to another *heat* story, but I would like to see if people are getting similar results to me. My computer seems to be running hot no matter what I do, but the fans are working. Currently, I'm doing a Handbrake encode and my temperatures are at 86*C. Is this normal? Fans are at 6000 RPM. I can't remember my 2009 C2D ever getting this hot. If no one else is having this issue, then perhaps I need to return my third MacBook Pro in a month. Can anyone else run a Handbrake encode and let me know your results? I'm simply converting an AVI file to MP4, not ripping a disc. It's a small file - only 200MBs. I have a 13" MBP early-2011 i5. Besides this browser (with only MacRumors loaded) and Handbrake, nothing else is running. My house is cool and the computer is sitting on a flat, wooden surface. My temps while watching YouTube are about 75-90*C and my temps playing Left 4 Dead 2 are 89*C. Cheers!