How Hot is your Airport Card in your MB?

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  1. JSK1121 macrumors member

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    Simple question, just looking to see if mine is running way too hot. That way I'll know if I should return it this weekend.

    Thanks!
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Is that a new thing? I don't seem to be able to find how hot my ApC is.
     
  3. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, sorry, you need iStat Pro for your dashboard. That widget tells you all your temperatures in addition to other useful statistics. Go get it!
     
  4. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    I've got iSat Pro and no mention of the airport card temp.
     
  5. macdim macrumors 6502

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    Mine can easily hit 65 to 70 Celcius when doing heavy network stuff.
     
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  7. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    What are you doing to keep it that cool?
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    He lives in Canada. It's cold up there? ;):D
     
  9. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Something tells me you're worrying about nothing.
     
  10. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Perhaps, but I don't want my AirPort card burning up needlessly and making the bottom of my laptop hotter than it should be.

    Speaking of which, that is where the Airport card is, right? Near the Esc. key?
     
  11. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I do have it as well. All I see is 2 cores, 2 heatsinks, bottom of enclosure, and hard disk temp.
     
  12. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, that's odd. Maybe only on the SR Macbooks with Leopard can you tell the airport temperature? I don't know.
     
  13. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Mine is at 42 degrees. I just turned my machine on.
     
  14. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Mines at 44 Degrees and it's been on for about an hour downloading things.
     
  15. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    See, mine would be at about 65-70 if I were doing that. Even if the fan were turned on to like 4500 RPM, the Airport card would still be blazing.

    Do you think I should take it to the Apple store? I'm still within the 14 day replacement period, so, maybe this isn't such a bad idea.
     
  16. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Kinda more between the Tab and Shift keys.
     
  17. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the hottest part of my macbook. Is it just poor ventilation in that region, or is this a common problem for a lot of people?
     
  18. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    mine is now 65c after on for a while. I really dont think you have a problem. This is the same temp as my airport card is in my MBP as well.
     
  19. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Mine is 49 degrees at the moment but i am just doing simple browsing, if I run Azureus then it can get pretty hot like 65+
     
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  21. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Mine's been on a half hour, I'm running Safari and iChat. It's at 61.
     
  22. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    The only fan in the MacBook is around the 6,7 and Y keys, which sucks the heat off the processor and north bridge via a copper heatsink. The other components apparently aren't deemed hot enough to warrant a fan to cool them. If you reckon your AirPort card is really that hot, take it back and get a pro to have a look at it. My MacBook gets slightly warm there, but its only a few degrees warmer than room temperature.
     
  23. twombles62 macrumors member

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    Just to raise this question, how hot for an airport card is too hot?
    On a 1 day old macbook, mine is getting 70+ after downloading and surfing. Lowest is about 55-60.
     
  24. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    i got a pre SR macbook, and its known to get hot around the 1,2,q keys. its never really too hot, and it keeps me warm in the winter..

    didn't but most of the time i'm wired in. even when i'm using wireless, its not hot enough to warrant any worry. (by touch, that is)
     
  25. Macnator macrumors 6502

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    the left side of my MBP is the hottest part of my notebook..... it can get up to 79 C... wayyy tooo hot.....
     

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