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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pep.pep, Jul 10, 2011.
is there an application i can download that tells me the active temperature of my mac?
iStat Menus will do that and more.
iStat Pro does it too.
The istat widget is great for that.
If you're willing to spend $20, then iStat Menus is definitely the way to go. However, if you're a broke college student like myself, then you want to go with the Istat Pro widget.
SMC fan control
Sorry to hijack, im newish to Mac and ive just bought a MBP and noticed that its getting pretty warm / hot after about 40 mins of use - is this norm?
Just looking for reassurance or help!
It depends. Warm is a subjective term, use one of the options mentioned here to monitor your temps and report back.
Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.
image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
Making The Most of Activity Monitor
What Is Activity Monitor (or How to Take Your Mac's Pulse)______________________________________________________
iStat Pro is my choice.
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All computers get warm when they are on. Get used to it.
"Warm" is subjective. There is a sensor that will shut it down if it gets too hot before any damage can occur. Personally, I have yet to have mine get so hot that it was uncomfortable on my lap, and that's against bare skin wearing shorts in this hot summer!
As for apps, I love iStat Pro. Like others, I am a broke college student and didn't see the need to pay for something I could get for free!
turn it off or it gets damaged because the CPU could burn inside. or if you worry too much go out and get another mac
How hot? If you don't have a sensor app installed, use one of the ones at the top of this thread.
Aslong as it stays under 95c (under load), I wouldn't be too concerned (warranty is there just incase).
I guess the biggest issue is, can you deal with the fans