Help! My MBP i7 runs super hot!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sovietspcchild, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. sovietspcchild macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I have a 2.66 ghz i7 MBP, and this thing runs super hot :(

    Sometimes it gets really hot when doing something as simple as playing a flash game. It gets consistently hot when I try to run any serious kind of application though, like SideFX Houdini and Logic. How hot are these things supposed to run? Is it supposed to sound like a jet engine when I'm just noodling around in Logic? Should I bring this thing in to the Apple store? Thanks!
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    It's normal for an i7 MBP to run very hot, up to 100 degrees Celsius. This is not abnormal. Try buying a cooling pad and using for the MacBook Pro when your running the intensive applications.
  3. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    if it sounds like this, not good. but yes it runs hot and the fans will kick in. if it runs over 90 degrees Celsius your cpu and other internal parts will fail more quickly so download istat or some widget that can tell you temperature of your parts. my cpu runs at 84 degrees using handbrake.
  4. sovietspcchild thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2010
    That's kind of a bummer. I'm currently watching a flash video, and my CPU is 55% in use, running at 83 degrees Celsius. Is that normal?
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    yep thats normal. Look at your activity monitor... You might have more going on there than you think.
  6. GGJstudios, Jan 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your temps are perfectly normal, as searching the forum with MRoogle will reveal:

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    That's not true. They can run as high as 105C without problems. Your Mac will automatically shut down it it gets too hot.
  7. fortunecookie macrumors regular


    Dec 3, 2010
    SBs will definitely change this temp problems. I hope.
  8. sovietspcchild thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2010
  9. DJohm macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Anticipated Sandy Bridge CPUs for the upcoming MBP update.
  10. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    Don't hold your breath; on paper they will theoretically be, if anything, hotter
  11. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Put an i7 in ANY laptop and it`s going to run pretty hot, especially if you push it.
    This, combined with Apples near obsession with "silent running" means the i7 MBP does get quite toasty, however it is still well within what the CPU can handle, if not there would have been a flood of i7 MBP returns by now, which hasn`t happened.
    My i5 has not gone above 87 degrees so far, regardless of what I`m doing but the case does get pretty hot, handy for cooking eggs :)
  12. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    Same TDP so I doubt heat issues will get better.

    Apple prioritises noise levels over heat. Pick your fan control app of choice and set it so the fans kick in faster.

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