Is my MBP running too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sportsfanMAW, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. sportsfanMAW macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2006
    So I have a 15 in MBP and according to iStat it is idling at 60 degrees C and I'm not doing anything except safari (nothing intense MR and facebook) and i have itunes and mail open, but not playing music, in the background. Should my MBP really be that hot? I mean it feels pretty warm on my lap, and I can deal with it, I'm just wondering if it really should be that hot and if the heat may cause a problem.


    Edit: forgot to mention it's the new MBP
  2. Advil macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    get smcfancontrol and run your fans at 4000 rpm constantly and see if that drops the temps. mine runs hot too and i do that and now it runs cooler. i'm watching a video in HD and posting and it's at 49 C right now.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    That seems pretty normal to me. I idle around 45 to 50, when apps like that are open it goes up to 55 or 60.

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