How Hot Is Your MacBook ??

What Is The Average Temp On Your MacBook?

  • 35 > 40C

    Votes: 4 5.5%
  • 40 > 45C

    Votes: 5 6.8%
  • 45 > 50C

    Votes: 8 11.0%
  • 50 > 55C

    Votes: 9 12.3%
  • 55 > 60C

    Votes: 20 27.4%
  • 60 > 65C

    Votes: 15 20.5%
  • 65 > 70C

    Votes: 5 6.8%
  • 70 > 75C

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • 75 > 80C

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • 80 > 85C

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • 85 > 90C

    Votes: 4 5.5%

  • Total voters
    73

Bongolo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 18, 2006
202
0
Hi guys,

What is your average MacBook running temp?

After 15 mns of running, just browsing with safari, mine is running between 65 > 70.

This is my second MacBook as the first was randomly shutting down. The previous one was running between 45 > 50 and that went down to 40 > 45 after the SMC Update.

I find 65 > 70 (and often hotter) unacceptable as it makes it impossible to use the book on your lap, and that sort of defeats the object of a laptop doesn’t it??

Also, how loud is your fan, its very load on this machine but I never heard it on the previous one. :confused:
 

liketom

macrumors 601
Apr 8, 2004
4,157
24
Lincoln,UK
i just get on with it now, my 12" powerbook used to get toasty under the hood too

as long as it works and does not toast my wibbly bit's thats all i care about, for any other problems there's Apple Care:)
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
13,798
167
Bergen, Norway
It usually operates at about 56-57-58°C in normal use (Firefox, Mail, TextWrangler, Transmission, iTunes with AirTunes).

Edit: Cool (pun intended), the new CoreDuoTemp launches as a menu bar item and not an application... :)
 

Ovs

macrumors member
Aug 29, 2006
39
0
Mitthrawnuruodo said:
It usually operates at about 56-57-58°C in normal use (Firefox, Mail, TextWrangler, Transmission, iTunes with AirTunes).

Edit: Cool (pun intended), the new CoreDuoTemp launches as a menu bar item and not an application... :)
I've tried CoreDuoTemp on my Macbook for couple of days now. It shows idle of 10C, and under normal use, shows about 40-48C. I find that very hard to believe. I'm not sure its safe to rely on temps given by that app.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
13,798
167
Bergen, Norway
Ovs said:
I've tried CoreDuoTemp on my Macbook for couple of days now. It shows idle of 10C, and under normal use, shows about 40-48C. I find that very hard to believe. I'm not sure its safe to rely on temps given by that app.
I guess something might have gone wrong in the installation. Try reinstalling... don't forget to purge all pref files and support files (the installer log and/or spotlight is good for finding all those files ;)).
 

Bongolo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 18, 2006
202
0
Come on guys, let's get some numbers, 138 views and only 13 votes. :(

/Bongolo
 

xfiftyfour

macrumors 68030
Apr 14, 2006
2,573
0
Clemson, SC
my blackbook is usually around 45C, unless I've been running Photoshop or something..

much better than my white macbook before it - i wonder why??
 

Chone

macrumors 65816
Aug 11, 2006
1,223
0
Bongolo said:
Hi guys,

What is your average MacBook running temp?

After 15 mns of running, just browsing with safari, mine is running between 65 > 70.

This is my second MacBook as the first was randomly shutting down. The previous one was running between 45 > 50 and that went down to 40 > 45 after the SMC Update.

I find 65 > 70 (and often hotter) unacceptable as it makes it impossible to use the book on your lap, and that sort of defeats the object of a laptop doesn’t it??

Also, how loud is your fan, its very load on this machine but I never heard it on the previous one. :confused:
Thats why you bought a NOTEBOOK Apple computer and not a LAPTOP, heh, you got what you bought, a portable computer but not a laptop :p
 

dsnort

macrumors 68000
Jan 28, 2006
1,904
68
In persona non grata
Mine usualy runs in the upper 40's, lower 50's. Sometimes it jumps up to high 70's low 80's and the fans kick up. This usually happens when I'm working in one app and safari is idle in the background? Closing safari always makes the temp drop. Doesn't happen often, but is puzzling.
 

n8236

macrumors 65816
Mar 1, 2006
1,039
8
I don't have a mb, but my mbp w/ the new mobo's temp falls into most mb owners' temp of 55*C.
 

cropsy

macrumors newbie
Aug 5, 2004
6
0
Heat

Previously had an iBook and Powerbook that both ran hot, especially the iBook.

My MB doesn't seem to run as hot as either of my old ones, about low 50s.
 

oscarfrancis

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2006
21
0
Mine used to idle at about 68° C before the firmware update, now it's about 59° C - and it gets annoyingly noisy very easily.
 

Shadow

macrumors 68000
Feb 17, 2006
1,576
0
Keele, United Kingdom
Well, my MacBook is running at 58~59C. It been on all day (unlike the PC :rolleyes: ), and running Safari, Pages, iTunes, Internet Explorer 6 (yes, you heard me). Photoshop CS2 and Dreamweaver were on a few hours ago.
 

drake

macrumors 6502a
Jul 5, 2005
532
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Don't know and don't want to know. If it starts to seem overly hot, then I might check. For now, it doesn't seem too bad to the touch.
 

Bongolo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 18, 2006
202
0
drake said:
Don't know and don't want to know. If it starts to seem overly hot, then I might check. For now, it doesn't seem too bad to the touch.
You are quite right right drake, and also lucky to have a cool MacBook.

I cannot believe that 3 users out of 35 are reporting an average temperature of 85 > 90C !!!!

Let's have some more votes please, over 400 views an only 35 votes. :(
 

XP Defector

macrumors 6502
Apr 5, 2006
492
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To be honest, I avoid having any notebook on my laptop for any duration of time. If I keep it there for an hour my legs feel all 'tingly' and weird afterwards. I suppose the radiation emitted from laptops can't be highly dangerous, otherwise I'd like to assume that they wouldn't sell them or people would have sued by now. That stated, I still don't trust them.
 

jxwolf

macrumors newbie
May 16, 2006
27
0
Just picked up a replacement MacBook tonight. CoreDuoTemp is reporting 26-28c temperatures as I type this! :eek: :D
 

Steve Jobless

macrumors 6502
May 31, 2006
304
0
when i first started my mbp it was going strong at about 29 celcius but when i left it on the carpet for lunch and various other activities, the temp jumped up to 75 celcius, wtf? could it be from heavy downloading?
 

gadgetgirl85

macrumors 68040
Mar 24, 2006
3,568
95
Steve mine seems to run around 60 odd something while its been on for awhile it starts out at about 30. Hot little bugger