Is my mac way too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mirrors, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Mirrors macrumors member

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    So I just got my macbook pro yesterday(15 inch, 2.2, 1gig vid card)
    and so far I've noticed that it can get really hot FAST. Like I was just playing Assassins Creed 2 on it and I've noticed that my heat got up to 89 degrees Celsius. I have to keep the fan on really high for it to be a cool temperature(using smcFanControl).

    Is this normal or should I take my mac in?
     
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    That's quite normal for a MBP.
     
  3. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    When playing a game it's fine to hit those temps.

    Your Mac will shutdown before it gets too hot (~100oC).
     
  4. Mirrors thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, is that good for the computer to get those temps(80, not the 100)? Will something bad happen overtime?
     
  5. Jukes316 macrumors regular

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    Dang...I'm suppose to be getting mine today from FedEx...I hope this isn't usual.
    :(
    Don't wanna scorch my hands.
     
  6. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    It'll be fine. :apple:

    It is normal. Expect it. You won't burn your hands though.

    I used to worry about the temps. Then I forced myself to stop caring. The ONLY frustration I find with Apple's cooling is the volume of the fans when the CPU's are heating up. If it wasn't for this, I'd still have my 13" that was hitting 95c under load.

    Cheers!
     
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    No need, the fans are automated to cool the MBP best. I've also heard "some" reports where controlling the fans have messed them up.

    Best of luck!
     
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  10. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    This. OS X handles its fan control quite well and doesn't need anything else...

    UNLESS in Windows with BootCamp running a resource heavy app.

    I haven't bothered with BootCamp in a couple years now but I remember that my '09 15" MBP at the time wouldn't spin the fans up while under Win. I had no choice but to:

    1) Load SMCFanControl under OS X

    2) Set the fans to X000 RPM.

    3) restart into BootCamp

    This made the fans stay on while in Windows.


    I'm hoping this has been fixed by now and I'm hoping someone else can pipe up to verify or disprove this.
     

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