How hot is too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jvencius, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. jvencius macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    My MBP is running around ~65-70°C with the fans at 5500rpm (I'm using SMC fan control) in the middle of a ~2hr MPEG-Streamclip encode and I was wondering if this is normal or not? If it is, then I can relax but if not, then I have something to think about.:confused:
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Yeah, that sounds just about right. I'm converting stuff using iSquint as I type and it's hitting 70˚C and the fans are at 6000rpm.

    My MBP runs normally at 55˚C @ 2250 rpm

    You'll be fine, you are doing a processor intensive task, it'll cool down when you finish.
  3. jvencius thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Awesome--I appreciate the info.
  4. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    As long as you're not going past 90C, you're alright. My MBP normally hovers around 54~58C @ 3k+ RPM while doing normal stuff. And the fans go up to 4k+ when viewing vids
  5. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    i leave mine fans at 3k and my temp is usually like 50C but when im doing more intense stuff like converting in isquint i can hit 80C then i run the fans at 6k.

    dont go over 90C
  6. jvencius thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Thanks everyone for the info--I'm new enough with Macs (the IIGS I used in 3rd grade/1985 was the last Apple machine I used) in general and digital video specifically that I don't know what's normal and what's worth worrying about. Now that I know that the temps are normal and everything is hunky-dory, I can relax.:D

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