Holy hot notebook - what is normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rkdiddy, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    I just recently had my HD replaced, because it just stopped working.

    I've been working on my MBP for a few hours and boy is it hot. I thought the Penryn chip fixed this issue???

    Is 44 c for the harddrive and 75 c for the cpu diode normal?
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
  3. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    I think you mean GPU diode instead of cpu. And well, its normal for the GPU to go that high. Mine goes to 80 when I'm doing something really intensive stuff like games. But other than that, it pretty much stays at 65-70C.

    The hard drive though, is a differnt story, because mine never went as high as 40 even. pretty much all the time, it stays at 32-38ish. Even when I downloaded a 1.3 Gig file, it was around 39 so I don't know about your hard drive.

    Moreover, the penryn chip did not "fix" this issue, rather, it cooled it by a little bit.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Is the fan spinning up yet? I know my spins up to around 3k-4k when it's at 75C. As wit the HDD, if you've been using, then yes it can get hot; right now mine is at 41C
  5. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2007
    burns me while I do minimal tasks like surfing. I am strongly considering selling it and getting a iMac + Air combo.

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