Heat issue after EFI update.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ghostlyorb, May 9, 2011.


Any heat problems after the EFI update?

Poll closed May 19, 2011.
  1. Yes!

    0 vote(s)
  2. Nope!

    3 vote(s)
  1. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    Hey guys. I have a 2011 MBP... and before these updates, My computer ran between 30-40 C. Now after the 2 updates last week, it's staying at 70+ C. I use SMCfancontrol and have the default set to 3400 RPM. I'm in a fairly cool room and the computer have only been running for 30 mins, not all day. When I turn the fans up to full RPM... the computer doesn't drop below 60C.

    Any ideas? this kinda makes me mad that I had ZERO heat problems until now. Heat doesn't bother me, it's when I use it in my lap that it makes me mad. Right now, it's at 71C and in on my desk.

    I searched around and didn't see any posts from after the EFI updates...

    Thanks for any input.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    See if there's anything in activity monitor that is using a lot of CPU.
  3. ghostlyorb, May 9, 2011
    Last edited: May 9, 2011

    ghostlyorb thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    thanks... weird. It says VLC was using 100% CPU... and it wasn't even running at all. I had to force quit it. Temps are coming down now.

    EDIT: I opened up VLC.. and apparently it crashed last time I used it. IDK if that explains why it was using 100% cpu.
    Another weird thing, iStat pro widget.. said i had 100% cpu idle. Maybe it's only monitoring 1 core?

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