heating up macbook aluminium

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Flying Frog, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Flying Frog macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    My mac book aluminium seem to get hot quite fast and quite high and the fan runs loudly. Could someone give me tell me how cool should it be running at ? Watching a film on itunes or youtube it can go to 75 / 80 C (core temp) once it went to almost 90 C. Will it damage the processor on a long run ?
  2. InfoSecmgr Guest


    Dec 31, 2009
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    My MacBook gets pretty darned hot watching youtube movies for any length of time. It can get to around 175F before the fans ramp up to full on (~6k rpm right?). Any laptop I've ever used gets very hot.
  3. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    seems pretty normal, depends on quality of the video and you also have to remember that flash performs very poorly on osx

    yes it will damage processor in the long run but everything does, so just use it and don't worry about it
  4. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    It can damage the processor... but they're made to take abuse like that so I really wouldn't worry.
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The Core2Duo chips in these computers have a core maximum of 105C. The fans should keep the temps under that no problem. I haven't gotten my core temps above 90C with heavy video encoding as the fans knock it back to high 70s to mid 80s pretty quickly.
  6. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The processor automatically shuts down before any damage can occur.

    Edit: Yes, if the temp goes above 105°C, it will shut down.
  7. Flying Frog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
  8. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2009
    Normal. Move along.
  9. Newton63 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2009
    Thermal shutdown?

    I thought that mine was running hot but was fine-it would shutdown before damage. Well now I believe it is experiencing thermal shutdowns-the battery has almost half power and it will just shutdown, usually after being on Skype. Temps hover in the 80 C range. I use SMC fan control. these temps haven't caused issues before. Apple's solution is to reset the SMC (not related to the app). Any thoughts? Please let me know.


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