Holy crap!!! my ibook is at 161 degrees fahrenheit...

Dustintendo

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 20, 2005
54
0
ok, it just turned on..but isnt 161 degrees a little hot? shouldnt the fan have turned on earlier?
 

BlizzardBomb

macrumors 68030
Jun 15, 2005
2,537
0
England
I think the iBook can survive at that temperature (just). I think 190F is the max, not too sure though. How hot is the place you're in?
 

SpaceMagic

macrumors 68000
Oct 26, 2003
1,740
0
Cardiff, Wales
Hmm, I don't know. 72c 161F seems a little hot to me! But not impossible. I had an AMD Duron which ran at 85c and was fine. Dunno about the iBook though.
 

Dustintendo

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 20, 2005
54
0
BlizzardBomb said:
I think the iBook can survive at that temperature (just). I think 190F is the max, not too sure though. How hot is the place you're in?
\not very hot at all, i read that the fan usually turns on at 67 celcius and mine went on at 72..i guess its not too bad

edit: also i was running folding@home to test the fan, and i know that heats up alot, and very quickly, so maybe that was the reason
 

berkleeboy210

macrumors 68000
Sep 2, 2004
1,641
0
Boston, Massachusetts
Here's what my PowerBook Reads now

Processor/Controller Bottomside: 62.8 C
Processor Bottomside: 60.5 C
Power Supply Bottomside: 53.8 C
Trackpad: 41.0 C
Battery Temp: 32.0 C

I'm using Temperature Monitor for these calculations
 

joecool85

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2005
1,355
1
Maine
Wow, I've never seen my PB above 144 F! That was running Seti@home before I had the cooling pad, now it doesn't get above 135F or so.
 

ohcrap

macrumors 6502a
Aug 12, 2005
548
0
Why are everyones readings so high!?

Temperature Monitor:

Processor Bottomside: 24.5c
Power Supply Bottomside: 24c
Trackpad: 23.5c
Battery: 24c
Hard Disk: 36c
 

akm

macrumors member
Jun 16, 2005
32
0
Toronto, ON, Canada
ohcrap said:
Why are everyones readings so high!?
Depends on what you are doing. I've been running distributed.net (so CPU load tends to stay at 100%) and my readings on my iBook are:

Temperature Monitor:

Processor Bottomside: 68.5C/155.3F
Power Supply/Memory Bottomside: 52.8C/127.04F
Battery: 32C/89.6F
Hard Disk:63.5C/146.3F
 

ohcrap

macrumors 6502a
Aug 12, 2005
548
0
Maybe I don't have any apps that cause that kind of CPU usage. My worst is when I am burning a CD, listening to music in iTunes, working with widgets in Dashboard, and chatting in iChat, and maybe a few other apps running in the background that I'm not really using like Word, RapidWeaver, and Image Tricks. :rolleyes:
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,776
12
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Hmmm... so I noticed that since I upgraded to 10.4.2, I get a lot more fan activity. And I just turned back on the temp monitor widget, and my fan was running at about 58C, a temperature at which it sounds like it would not run for many of you. Hmmm.... Well, I guess since it came and went for others with dot upgrades, I too will hope that 10.4.3 makes it go away.
 

ohcrap

macrumors 6502a
Aug 12, 2005
548
0
mkrishnan said:
Hmmm... so I noticed that since I upgraded to 10.4.2, I get a lot more fan activity. And I just turned back on the temp monitor widget, and my fan was running at about 58C, a temperature at which it sounds like it would not run for many of you.
I've never once heard a fan running in my PB, and I work in a dead silent office (unless I'm blasting iTunes). :D
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.