Is my MBP running too hot?

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

  1. sportsfanMAW macrumors regular

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    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.

    Thanks!

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

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    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

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    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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