Heat issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joellita, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. joellita macrumors newbie

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    ok..yes i know there's lots of threads dedicated to heat issues and i've searched through them but haven't found anything to help yet

    basically i think my mbp is running way too hot.. here are the stats while running itunes, firefox and msn only...it seems like it just started to perform this way about a couple of weeks ago (bought the mpb in august) and there appears to be a significant slow down in my battery life at the same time.. i've seen the temp go right up to 84 degrees (everything in celc. ) without any significant programs running..

    should i just bring it in to the apple store? not quite sure what to do and any help would be much appreciated
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    What's your CPU% when running all these applications? I've had my MacBook hit ~87° C with no problems.

    Higher CPU usage = more energy used = lower battery life
     
  3. durant0s macrumors regular

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    Yes take it in, you shouldn't be nearly that hot. You should only be getting up to 75 while running heavy graphics stuff. Your fans look like the are going crazy too.
     
  4. joellita thread starter macrumors newbie

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    about 50% or so.. that's not that high is it?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    For giggles my Mac mini hits ~75° C at 50% CPU usage.
     

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