Hi everyone - My 17" MacBook Pro's CPU temps during encode sessions worry me. What is the normal, getting hot, and too hot temp limit for the CPU on my MBP? No laps, covers, bedsheets or iSkin keyboard protectors used here. With no ext fan, temps reach about 83C or 181F and could go higher. The laptop is 2+ years old, I don't want to risk damaging anything - though I am still under Apple Care - so I just invested in an inexpensive desk fan that brings temps down an average of about 25-30 degrees F! Both internal fans appear to be spinning at about 2k. The MBP sits flat on a Griffin Elevator Stand in my cool, finished basement: http://store.apple.com/us/product/TK651LL/A?mco=MzE2OTkzMQ I've heard of an app called SMCFanControl. I hear you can crank up the speed of the internal fans to help cool things down, but I'm worried about the limits. Just how fast are the fans supposed to spin? Rated speed and operational speed are quite different animals. The last thing I need is for the fans to burn out due to a well-intentioned app. I also heard of an app called CoolBook. Will this help me? Meanwhile, the external fan I employ brings down the heat on encode sessions nicely. ;p It's funny to see, but hey - I like to encode and the MBP does this nicely albeit at higher temps. Appreciate any input.