How hot does your MBP get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Michael CM1, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I am mainly asking this to see if the new USB fan I bought is working better or if I'm just imagining it. I had a 2-fan one that cost me $6. I broke one of the fan blades, and I also wanted extra USB ports. So I bought a new one today for $20 that has 3 fans and 4 USB ports.

    Before I used any fans, I can recall my CPU temperature topping 170 degrees, maybe hitting 178, on the readings with iStat during a HandBrake encode process. I have been using HB for a couple of hours now with the CPU usage at 190 percent (out of 200 percent for 2 CPUs, if you didn't know). The temperature has pretty much stayed near 165 degrees. As my sig says, this is a 2.16Ghz unit that I bought in April 2007.

    Hope to hear back from some people. I really hope I haven't pretty much wasted $26 on something that just makes me feel better. :)
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I believe with the 2.16 GHz version they were still using too much thermal paste, so you might want to look into replacing that.
     
  3. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    Mine gets to about 160 degrees F running Firefox (with 25+ tabs), iChat, VMWare Fusion 2.0 (windows xp pro), and iTunes

    2.4GHz SR
     

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