How hot does your MBA rev B get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I just ran a quicktime movie trailer and it immediately went to 81C. I have also noticed that the temp fluctuates very quickly, from 49C to 63C within 10 seconds when just surfing macrumors when I look at istat pro.

    So how hot does you MBA rev B get?
    Mine is a 1.86 SSD version and even though the enclosure doesn't get very hot stays in the low 30s I wonder if this is normal.

    If I watch an episode of CSI Miami on temp goes to 76C (176F) and fans go to 6200rpms. Enclosure still stays at 35C (95F). Is this what you get with the MBA rev B as well or is this something I should be concerned about and consider opening it to see the thermal paste and possibly re-apply?

    Any comments?

  2. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    Sadly I also notice that it stutters slightly as well every now and then. Never noticed that in the store so this also makes me wonder if thermal paste reapplication is in order.

    After 15 minutes enclosure gets to 103 and CPU to 184.

    What do you think?
  3. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    are you watching it on a flat surface? the air vent design blows, you pretty much will overheat unless you use it on a flat surface or book...
  4. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    I get the same as you, and thats after a nice re-paste.
    I like to watch a fair few flash vids on my MBA:B and generally it doesnt run to well.

    When I am in the UK I visit website called TVcatchup dot com , and usually the fans go nuts at 6000+ / 81C after 5 mins or more of TV watching.
    I think this is because of flash.

    Have you tried going to other flash intensive sites like ******* dot com ? to see if its flash related?
  5. ray648 macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2008
    I use my air regularly positioned in ways that are bad for air flow but I've never noticed the casing getting any worse than slightly warm at the back left. Admittedly I don't really stress the processor, only use it for general browsing and iphone development.

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