High temperature under Windows 7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kanon14, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. kanon14 macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2008
    Hong Kong
    I don't know of anyone has experienced this but my 15" 2.53Ghz MBP seems to overheat under Windows 7. The CPU temp is around 60 degrees and GPU near 70 degrees, but all I'm doing is downloading and installing game updates. And even under such high temperature the fan doesn't kick in. I"m wondering if there's something wrong with it. I cannot track/control any fan using speedfan either. Any suggestion?
  2. POX macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA

    I think that what is happening is that Windows 7 is running on the beta drivers, and that the Mac OSX disk that has the Windows drivers on them have not been made compatible with Windows 7. The operating system does not have the right, full-featured drivers, and therefore the OS cannot use the hardware sensors to their full extent. As far as I know, Windows 7 is a far less bloated Windows version that Windows Vista is, and I never have temperatures that high unless I'm playing a game... Try to go to the Apple website and typing in ' Windows 7 drivers.' It just might work.
  4. kanon14 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Thanks for your replies. I think the problem is that the fans won't kick in unless the GPU is getting hotter. When I went into a game under Windows 7, in just 2-3 minutes the fan kicks in and stay strong, while the temperatures for both CPU and GPU never go beyond 80 degrees.
  5. joaquinw macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
    Maybe a solution

    Hello all, I had the same problem using my MacBook so I created an Aplication to regulate the temperature based on all the important sensors.
    So if you want to test it here is the link.

    Alpha version 1.0

    Regards :cool:
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

    Pretty sure Apple has updated bootcamp drivers since 2009.
  7. Diamondaine macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2011
    Actually im using Win7 with my i7 2,66 MBP for Gaming.

    At Idle i have around 60°C, thats normal because Apple leaves the Fans at 2000rpm until the CPU and GPU reach a certain Temperature (lets say 80°C in that case), then the Fans start to be controled, depending on the temperature, and they will cool my MBP with about 75°C Cpu and around the same for the GPU.

    And actually my MBP handles every Game I play (CoD 4,5,6,7; Trackmania; Test Drive Unlimited 2 (which is very new); Half Life; Left 4 Dead; NFS)

    Diamondaine :apple:
  8. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    If its just in Windows, have you tried getting the latest drivers from the manufacturers websites? And now the out of date Apple ones.
  9. joaquinw macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011

    Well I bought the computer on mid of 2010 and the driver are the last, and i update the boot camp, but my problem continu so this is the reason for my app.
    If you have a MacBook 7,1 and have running Windows 7 OS, let me know how you solve the temperature issue?.
    Thanks. :confused:

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