high cpu temps .. mbp 17

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    my mbp is 2 months old and today while i was surfing the net
    i played a full screen video off some website and my computer was sitting on a cool kitchen counter top and after a few minutes i checked istat pro and my cpu temp was at 77C .. which is pretty high .. ive never seen the temp go higher then 50 even when it was on my lap .. nothing was blocking the vents
    is this a problem ? should i get it checked out or is this normal ??
    the laptop got very warm by where the vents are and top of the keyboard

    also this was on battery power and the less powerful gpu .. i have never used the more powerful one yet
     
  2. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    The computer can get pretty hot sometimes when you watch videos online... 77C isn't that hot. Mine idles at 60C and it's gotten up to 100C doing FCP before.
     
  3. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the reply .. i havent really done anything stressful yet like work in FCP or game or anything .. so i was kind of nervous about that cpu temp just from watching a 5 min movie and it wasnt even on my lap
     
  4. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502a

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    Mine runs hot as well.

    While playing Sims 3 with 9600m, CPU and GPU temps both hover around 90-100.
     
  5. EMKarelia macrumors regular

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    That's normal. Your computer is just trying to keep up with everything your doing. Same thing happens to my MBP 17" when I have VMware Fusion open. It wont hurt your mac its made to run like that.
     
  6. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I have a new 17" with a 3.06 processor. Normally I have a movie playing via plex, the web and microsoft word (external monitor). Anyway, on average my MBP is around 80c, but the fans are around 4500...its so dang loud. Is anyone else experiencing this, how can I slow the fans down?

    Also, I had the 2.66 previously and don't remember the fans being that loud, could it be due to the processor evern thoughts its only around 55-70%?
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    The MBPs seem to have a history of running hot. 70 degrees Celsius is well within normal range.
     
  8. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Understand that, what about the fan being so loud...its around 4500rpm?
     
  9. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook always gets really hot while running flash.
     
  10. EMKarelia macrumors regular

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    so its normal. The faster the computer the faster it heats up.
     
  11. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    The fans are loud as well. Normally when the CPU is really hot they start spinning at 6000 rpm. So if its only around 4500 then again you've got nothing to worry about. Just turn up the sound and drown the spinning out.;)
     

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