Heat issue on 15" rMBP late 2013

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  1. cyberc macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I've just traded into a 5 month old rMBP late 2013. The Machine is running fine, but sometimes it gets hot on the sides with the loudspeakers and above the keyboard and on the backside.


    I have currently only used it for browsning and Time Machine backup(USB 3). I have used "Temperature Gauge Pro" and the temperature is somewhere between 55-65 C when its hot cpu wise. I can force the fans to start and bring down the temperature, but it shouldn't be necessary to to do that

    On my previous MBA mid 2013, the machine didn't get anything near hot.

    Is this normal? or should I bring it in for service?

    regards Michal
     
  2. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    Discrete or integrated graphics?
     
  3. cyberc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    the machine has the: Intel Iris Pro Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M installed.

    /Michal
     
  4. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    Sometimes that discrete graphics can get fired up simply by web browsing. Check out an app called gfxcardstatus...it'll allow you to force only the iris pro to be used (easily switchable via menu bar icon). That'll save power and heat. Give it a shot and see if that doesn't help out.
     
  5. cyberc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks i'll try that.

    /Michal

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    Bummer it don't work, I get this error "Can'tSwitchtointegratedonlysingular, pluginprocess"

    other suggestions?

    /Michal

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    on their webpage, the requirements says macbook pro 2008-2012, mine is a 2013, maybe its not supported.

    /Michal
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    You have to switch before you start using the dgpu. Close all programs and then give it a try.
     
  7. cyberc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks that worked.

    /Michal
     
  8. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    You should get that checked out though, from my experience heat should not be too much of an issue in those areas
     
  9. cyberc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, where should or could I expect to feel the heat?

    /Michal
     
  10. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    Well mine have only ever heated up on their undersides, never the speakers or above the keyboard
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    At 65C a mobile CPU is barely loosening up(read: 65C is merely "warm" for a mobile i7, until you reach 95+, it's not running hot). They can reach temps of up to 105C without sustaining damage. You don't need to monitor temps, nor do you need to adjust fan speeds.

    Let your Mac take care of itself. It was programmed to do so.
     
  12. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    Although those temps aren't anything worrying at all, the heat is something i'm not to comfortable with. My rMBP late 2013 reaches around 85 before I can feel any considerable heat from it, anything bellow 80 and its just icy cold
     

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