Is This Too Hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HappyDude20, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    Mid 2009 MacBook Pro...wondering if this is too hot, considering lately its felt extremely hot to the touch on the bottom.

    @ the library today it said the CPU was at 210*F; at least, that's what I think it said. :eek:

    (Gets most hot when playing a movie either through web browser or iTunes)
     

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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    When the CPU is under load, it's normal that is gets around 80C/175F. 210F is pretty hot but I wouldn't be worried
     
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    It should ramp up the Fans when it gets above 75-80C and if it is above 90C and the FANs are not already on full speed I would be worried. And if it reaches 100 C with FANs at full speed it sound like the cooling system is not very good and might need some reapplying of thermal paste.
     
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Seems like firefox is using a lot of resources.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yep those temps are quite normal. My MBP under load runs around 180-190 F.
     
  6. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    its fine, my Harddrive temps read 125 degrees Celcius xD all day errday, no big deal.
     
  7. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    Mine (Mid 2010 13") peaks around 175* or 180* F in my uses.
    You can download smcfancontrol and bump up the fan speed when you want it to run cooler if it hasn't sped up the fans on its own.
     

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