istat pro and atmonitor CPU temp is completely different

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by levsan, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. levsan macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011

    as with most members, I am worried about the CPU temp of my macbook pro so I downloaded the istat pro widget to check the temperature.
    recently I also came across atmonitor, and now have both but they seem to give different CPU temps.:confused:
    right now, using handbrake the istat is showing 87C, while atmonitor is giving me 67C..

    are these two measuring different things, or is one way off the mark??

    at the moment I am going with the higher value, as most here indicated that the macbook pro's do run at high temperature..

    anyone else compared the temp reading between the two software?
    in case it helps, I have the 2011 2.2 GHz, 15" i7 with 256 SSD...
  2. CorporateFelon macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2007
    Boston, MA
    There are several temp sensors in the MBPs. They are probably monitoring different sensors.
  3. levsan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    so when people throw out temp numbers most are going by istat pro?

    either way, it seems like my computer is doing well since I have not seen it ever go above 88C so far using handbrake and safari..
  4. TomLopez macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2011
    Yes this is quite good as my MBP i7 2010 run usually over 90° using handbrake!!

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