Hot Macbook - Unsure why

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GreenMedallion, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. GreenMedallion macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook is running hot. I've read numerous posts on all kinds of sites, and still can't figure this out. Please help.

    With no applications open (except for Dashboard, which runs 2 widgets) my CPU use is at 50%, CPU temp at 153F, and my fan speed around 5800. This seems to never change, no matter what the load. I have checked my Activity Monitor and see nothing unusual there. (I've attached a screenshot) My fan is working fine as well. What gives?

    I did do some recent upgrades, but between the upgrades and this, there was a time of great peace - no heat, no fans whirring away!

    Upgrades - New 7200 rpm Harddrive (320 gb Hitachi), added a 2GB RAM module, and also made my Macbook dual boot with Ubuntu. I should note that in Ubuntu, it does not run as hot.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. Mousse macrumors 68000

    Mousse

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    From the attached picture, it looks like the Print Job Manager (99.6%) culprit. It seems like the computer thinks your trying to print something. Clearing out the print queue should drop the temperature back to normal.
     
  3. GreenMedallion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip! Apologies for being so blind I didn't see that one in the first place. I quit the Print Job Manager and now my Macbook is behaving normally!

    Happy Thanksgiving.
     

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