how can i see the temperature of my macbook pro?

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  1. pep.pep macrumors member

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    is there an application i can download that tells me the active temperature of my mac?
     
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    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.
     
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  7. stuartmack1974 macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    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!

    Cheers, Stu
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    It depends. Warm is a subjective term, use one of the options mentioned here to monitor your temps and report back.
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    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.

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    Nice pic.
     
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    All computers get warm when they are on. Get used to it.
     
  13. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    "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! :apple:
     
  14. RoyalFlushAK(s) macrumors member

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    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

    rf
     
  15. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    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 :p
     

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