Heated keyboard while connecting an external display - MBP 2016 15''

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by devniel, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. devniel macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have noticed that when my macbook is connected to an external display, e.g. via usb-c to vga, the gpu goes up to ~58º and I can feel it when touching the keyboard.

    Do you have the same situation ?

    Specs : 15''/2.9GHz/460

    Thanks
     
  2. No. 44 macrumors member

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    A "heated keyboard"?

    What will Apple come up with next? :)
     
  3. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    Sounds nice, it will keep my fingers toasty on cold winter days:)
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    I believe an external monitor automatically turns on the dGPU, which will heat up some, but I don't know what the normal running temperature is.
     
  5. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the keyboard has been part of the temperature management for a long time.
     
  6. Creep89 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a MacBook to me. Nothing extraordinary here.
     
  7. rklinkhammer macrumors newbie

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    Just connected by LG 5K today, and the temperature is definitely higher, but not by that much. Here I the northeast, its kind of like heated seats for the fingers.....
     

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