i7 Temprature - Is mine too hot?

saxey

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Sorry, I know there are multiple posts about this, but I was wondering if my MBP is a lemon and needs to be repaired.

Currently, my CPU's temp is 124 degrees C. Im not running too many programs but the discrete graphics are on because im using NetNewsWire.

If this out of the ordinary and a cause for concern? Recommendations?

Thanks!
 

mjoshi123

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Sorry, I know there are multiple posts about this, but I was wondering if my MBP is a lemon and needs to be repaired.

Currently, my CPU's temp is 124 degrees C. Im not running too many programs but the discrete graphics are on because im using NetNewsWire.

If this out of the ordinary and a cause for concern? Recommendations?

Thanks!

Probably you are not alone on this fun ride check this article. Expect Apple to address this matter sooner rather than later.

http://gizmodo.com/5524473/core-i7-macbook-pro-could-make-water-boil
 

MBHockey

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Sorry, I know there are multiple posts about this, but I was wondering if my MBP is a lemon and needs to be repaired.

Currently, my CPU's temp is 124 degrees C. Im not running too many programs but the discrete graphics are on because im using NetNewsWire.

If this out of the ordinary and a cause for concern? Recommendations?

Thanks!
If that fans are not at full force and your CPU is over 100 Celsius (you're sure it's 124 C? that's crazy high) you should shut it off and call Apple. It's not normal.

How fast are your fans spinning?
 

ReallyBigFeet

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If that fans are not at full force and your CPU is over 100 Celsius (you're sure it's 124 C? that's crazy high)
Agreed...are you sure you aren't seeing a Fahrenheit reading? I think the maximum operating temp spec for an Intel Core i7 is like 100 C....you'd be on fire at 120 C.
 

saxey

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Woops...Sorry...it was 124 F. Is that normal?

I just woke up my computer and its at 104 F now.

Normal? Issue?

Thanks for all your replies
 

mingoglia

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Woops...Sorry...it was 124 F. Is that normal?

I just woke up my computer and its at 104 F now.

Normal? Issue?

Thanks for all your replies
If it's F then that's normal. It can get over 200 degrees safely and not have an issue. To give you a frame of reference my Mac Mini is running at 117 F at the moment just doing normal surfing.
 

ReallyBigFeet

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Whew! I was about to have you go grab an extinguisher! Damn metric system totally messing with your head! ;)
 

lyons238

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lol dude 124F is nothing. think about it man. out west and down south it can get up to 110F. if we can survive easily in that weather, than a chip can way out stand that.

usually they handle 100C or about 215F which is when it will usually shut itself off.
 

ECUpirate44

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Ive seen my i7 15' CPU run as hot as 160F. Anyone else notice? Is this normal? I monitored with the istat widget.
 

ReallyBigFeet

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Mine hit 170 this morning after running a render for a couple of hours and doing a ton of background downloading over WiFi. But my last MBP got hotter than that plenty of times.
 

saxey

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Whew...

Thanks guys. Damn metric conversions screwed me up too.
 

djellison

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http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/172791,macbook-pro-helps-core-i7-hit-100-degrees.aspx

No - really - they're getting 100 deg C.

To test just how much an influence cramming the Core i7 into the unibody Macbook Pro has we re-ran the tests on a Fujitsu Lifebook SH 760. This uses the same Core i7-620M CPU as the Macbook, but is designed with a copper heatsink that vents out the left side of its plastic shell. The CPU started out with an idle temperature of 40 Degrees. After 3 consecutive Cinebench runs the maximum CPU temperature seen was 81 Degrees, a full 20 below that experienced with the Macbook. It was also cool to the touch.
 

ECUpirate44

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whats everyones fans running at? I have seen mine run as fast as 2500 RPM. is this normal? My power brick was too hot too hold last night too. Anyone else find this?
 

ano0oj

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thinking about reapplying a better thermal paste...some people were seeing a 15-20F drop in avg. temp
 

MBHockey

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whats everyones fans running at? I have seen mine run as fast as 2500 RPM. is this normal? My power brick was too hot too hold last night too. Anyone else find this?
2000 is 'resting' speed. You won't even hear them at this speed. 2500 is nothing to worry about, they go up to 6500 when the CPU is really taxed.
 

MBHockey

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Good article, although I wouldn't have been so quick to say that the Fujitsu didn't have the same CPU. If you look at the CPUID Hardware Monitor screen shot for the Mac it too says it is a i5. But other than that, interesting stuff.
Yeah, some minor details were wrong, but I agree with the general spirit of the article: PC Authority is full of it.

I mean, do you know how many people would have burned off their skin by now if their MBP's CPUs were actually running at 100 C for any extended period of time?
 

chill.

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Jeez, how many people are going to quote this article?

See here: http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/24972/
from the comment section:

What an awesome article. Fujitsu was an i7. The latest CPUID HWMonitor software was v1.15 which released before any i5 and i7 620m. i7 620m is just a faster version of i5, because architecturally they are the same. Not only you can see CPU M 620 and 2.66Gh on the left hand side of the Fujitsu screenshot, but also you can see in the MBP’s screenshot also showed i5 on it. Most of you people’s common looks very un-professional. Lol! Special that macdailynews. What an apple ass kisser. You zoomed in Fujitsu’s screenshot on propose, but M 620 and 2.66Gh still on the screenshot.
http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/172791,macbook-pro-helps-core-i7-hit-100-degrees.aspx



Yeah, some minor details were wrong, but I agree with the general spirit of the article: PC Authority is full of it.

I mean, do you know how many people would have burned off their skin by now if their MBP's CPUs were actually running at 100 C for any extended period of time?
what are they full of exactly? the CPU is running at 100 degrees C, which means the temperature on the chip itself, not the case you're touching

pcauthority's report looks pretty accurate. macdailynews screwed up severely on this one. i'd be very embarrassed if i were them
 

MBHockey

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from the comment section:


http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/172791,macbook-pro-helps-core-i7-hit-100-degrees.aspx




what are they full of exactly? the CPU is running at 100 degrees C, which means the temperature on the chip itself, not the case you're touching

pcauthority's report looks pretty accurate. macdailynews screwed up severely on this one. i'd be very embarrassed if i were them
They are claiming that the new MacBook Pros run the CPU at 100 C for an extended period of time (at least, that's the implication). The other temps are cool meaning the CPU had only been running at that temp for a few seconds. I'm sure the fans kicked on after that point and brought the temps down. Did they mention that? Nope.

They are trying to mislead people into thinking that it's normal for these CPUs to run at 100 C when at full load. Just look around these boards and you'll see it's not the case.
 

chill.

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They are claiming that the new MacBook Pros run the CPU at 100 C for an extended period of time (at least, that's the implication). The other temps are cool meaning the CPU had only been running at that temp for a few seconds. I'm sure the fans kicked on after that point and brought the temps down. Did they mention that? Nope.

They are trying to mislead people into thinking that it's normal for these CPUs to run at 100 C when at full load. Just look around these boards and you'll see it's not the case.
where are they claiming that, and where is the implication? they include a heat vs time graph and you can see the spike at 100 C and then the temperatures go down.

and they say that 100 C is the maximum/spike temperature for the mbp, and that 80 is the maximum for the fujitsu

i still don't see what part of the pcauthority article is incorrect, but every one of the macdailynews's points are wrong or irrelevant
 

ECUpirate44

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Last night my i7 cpu was at 180F and it was buring my legs off. All i was doing was running skype! normal?
 
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