i7 Temprature - Is mine too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saxey, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. saxey macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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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) you should shut it off and call Apple. It's not normal.

    How fast are your fans spinning?
     
  4. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  5. saxey thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    haha, yes, 124 F is very normal.

    Move on, nothing to see here. :)
     
  7. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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  9. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Whew! I was about to have you go grab an extinguisher! Damn metric system totally messing with your head! ;)
     
  10. lyons238 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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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.
     
  12. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  13. saxey thread starter macrumors member

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    Whew...

    Thanks guys. Damn metric conversions screwed me up too.
     
  14. djellison macrumors 68020

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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.

     
  15. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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  16. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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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?
     
  17. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    thinking about reapplying a better thermal paste...some people were seeing a 15-20F drop in avg. temp
     
  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Minimum is 2000RPM, maximum is 6500RPM.
     
  20. diamond.g macrumors 603

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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.
     
  21. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    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?
     
  22. chill. macrumors 6502

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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
     
  23. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  24. chill. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  25. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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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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