Is my MacBook Pro too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ztastik, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. ztastik macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display. 8gb of ram and 2.5 intel core i5 processor. My fan went crazy and its RPM went up to around 6,000 and when i put the computer to sleep (because i got scared) the fan kept going for about 5-10 minutes.

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!
     

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Those temperatures are rather cool for a Macbook Pro. Still perfectly safe and nothing to worry about.
     
  3. ztastik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    That is a temperature from a cold boot up and idling. Is it normal for the fan to do that? I also get error messages saying that the computer was restarted due to issues. Is this normal?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    It is normal for the fan to do that. The restarting could be caused either by a hardware or software problem. To best determine that, you would have to look at the last kernel panic log or take it to an Apple Store to have it serviced.
     
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  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Look in Applications > Utilities > Console.app > System Diagnostic Reports. Post the entire contents of the latest kernel panic log, if any exist. You may redact personal information and machine serial numbers before posting it.
     
  7. wrx09md macrumors member

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    How did you get that pic of those stats?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    iStat Pro
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat. CPU Tjmax = 105C (221F), GPU Tjmax = 100C (212F) on i3, i5, i7 processors. (Source: Intel)
    Unless there is a rare defect in a Mac, most temps are well within the normal operating range, considering the workload being put on it. Websites with Flash content, games and other multimedia apps will put higher demand on the CPU/GPU, generating more heat. This is normal. If you're constantly putting high demands on your system, such as gaming or other multimedia tasks, expect temps to rise and fans to spin up accordingly. It's just your Mac doing its job to maintain temps within the normal range.
    It is also quite normal for your Mac to become extremely hot to the touch during intensive operations. The aluminum body transfers heat more effectively than other materials used in computer casings, so you will feel the heat more. This doesn't indicate that it's overheating and will not harm the computer to be hot to the touch.
    Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs) or 1800 rpm (for MBAs, MBs and minis), or 1200 for the newest MBAs. Older iMacs have 3 fans with minimum speeds in the 800-1200 range, while the newest iMacs have a single fan, spinning at a minimum of about 1400 rpm. They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level. If your fans are spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC. (PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with these issues, so resetting it will not help.)
    The intake and exhaust vents are in the back of the computer near the hinge on all notebooks in the MacBook line (except the new MBP with retina display, which has intake vents along the sides at the bottom). The iMac vent is a slot on the back near the top of the computer. Make sure the vents remain unblocked to allow your computer to perform at its best. For Flash-related issues:
     
  10. ztastik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Um...

    The Kernel Log is too long to screenshot! do i post just the latest ones?
     
  11. ztastik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There you go!

    I have no clue what this means
     

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