Just got my computer! Noticed 2 things

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by broadcast, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. broadcast macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010

    It says that it is normal for it to get warm on the bottom... but mine gets beyond warm... it get's really hot. Does anyone else notice this?

    Also, when I have it on my computer, the vibration is noticeably louder. It gets really irritating because it sounds like it's echoing through your ear.
  2. zentenk macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    are you charging it and using it on say your bed (materials that trap heat) at the same time? when I do that it gets REALLY hot as the aluminium body cannot dissipate heat, otherwise it runs really cool.
  3. BaronStein macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2010
    Mine gets hot too, but actually this is normal. We just feel it more this time. I think that Apple just keeping it hot, this is an intentional warmness. But as long as there are no artifacts or crashes it's ok.
  4. broadcast thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    I'm running off the battery on my lap. It got really uncomfortable so I put it on the table, and noticed the harddrive makes a really annoying hum/echo when it's vibrating... not sure if that's normal though. I had overheating issues on my previous laptop (HP lol) but never had problems with the harddrive vibrating like this
  5. BigWil254 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    Dude I thought I was trippin out too. My effin MBP gets really hot sometimes. Up to 75 degrees on the CPU says ISTAT. Its typcally when im skyping or so.

    I'm wondering it it might have to do when the Dedicated Graphics kick in. I wanna know if anyone else is havin his issue too.

    My typical use: Video conference with gf on Skype, Web browsing, Iwork (School stuff), Frostware (occassionally).
  6. BigWil254 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    If you mean literal vibration in the HDD, get that Receipt and exchange ready.
  7. broadcast thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Yeah it might be, I'm watching stuff on youtube (which is a huge battery drain lol) with adium running.
  8. BigWil254 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    Oh. I forgot to mention. On the mac FAQ, it talks about heat. As long as its not going above 90 degrees C youre good. :/ Idk about you but that's effin hot.
  9. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    "hot" temperature on the bottom, normal. loud vibration, not.
  10. tikidoc macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2010
    Yup, this. My MBP gets warm on the bottom, although it seems much less so than my previous Windows computer, and not so warm that I would need to put it on the table. And it is by FAR the most quiet computer I have owned.
  11. SonicBoom1981 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Mine gets hot sometimes, but no vibrations at all really. Runs smoothly pretty much all the time.

    How do you check temperature?
  12. vong macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010

    top, 4th box says TEMP -> CPU


    sorry, dont know how to edit photos hah. i need paint but i dont think mac's have paint O_O" (like windows)
  13. Koronis macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2009
    When you take the screenshot, use CMD-Shift-4
    the cursor will turn into a crosshair and you can draw a box around whatever you want in the shot.
  14. BlackZ macrumors member


    Mar 29, 2009
    *off topic*
    Following One Piece eh ;)
  15. kenman884 macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
    iStat kills the performance of your computer. If you're worried about temp, get a program like smcFanControl; you can monitor the temperature and increase the fan speeds if you want to. You can never decrease them, however, so you don't have to worry about accidentally killing the computer.

    Is it just me or is Apple really toeing the line with such high-power processors in ultra-thin devices? Or did Intel make the new core processors generate more heat? My mid 2009 MBP has the highest processor available at the time, and under load, it can get quite hot (seen it get up to 200 degrees fahrenheit with sudden conversions). But idle, it is extremely cool; 110-120 degrees.
  16. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    I am so fricking fed up with all the temp threads.
  17. vong macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    hah indeed indeed. just started, on the Cocodile / barqoue work arc. the one with vivi.

    and thanks ill remember that cmd + shift + 4 trick :p
  18. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    You do know that you bought a MacBook Pro and not a laptop right?
  19. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Don't really see how "iStat kill the performance of your computer." Especially since iStat Menus will let you change the speed of the fans.
  20. SunnyP macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2010
    New Jersey
    Agreed. If you are worried about temperature, get smcFanControl. Otherwise, it stays pretty cool most of the time.
  21. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    He's commenting about iStat's use of resources.

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