Idle temp @ 64c... Is it normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DarkMCS, May 24, 2008.

  1. DarkMCS macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a Macbook with Core2Duo 2.16Ghz. I changed the HDD to a WD Scorpio 320Gb and added RAM. I also have a InCase HardShell case installed.

    Does 64c looks a bit too high?? :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Mine idles around 60C with smcFanControl set to 3000RPM idle. So yours is probably close to mine.

    I think its a little higher than average but probably not by more than a couple of degrees.
     
  3. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    No way in hell

    Mine idles in the low 40s.

    Right now with Safari, Mail, Adium, and iTunes open, its still only at 54C

    No modifications to the fans either (still at 1800rpm)
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Ditto, Although mine's at 49C and fans are at 1796
     
  5. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I don't know what impact if any the WD Scorpio drive has but I believe your idle temp is high. Should be around 49 to 54 C with the fan going at around 1800 RPM.

    Download and install the free SMCFanControl and use it to spin your fan a bit faster but keep it below the noise level.

    Regards.
     
  6. maclawlz macrumors newbie

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    Open it up an re-apply some thermal paste.

    Otherwise, I found putting it to sleep and placing it in the freezer for a couple hours helps A LOT. I hope this helps you too.
     
  7. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    Enjoy your water damage. Putting a computer in a freezer is just asking for stupid.
     

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