Latest software update made my MBP run hotter consistently

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dcdude, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. dcdude macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2008
    I have a 2.8ghz macbook pro running leopard and after finally downloading the latest software update bringing me to 10.5.8 I feel it's running hotter nearly all the time.

    when simply using garageband, my MBP never usually ran hotter than 125 F, but after the update it runs at 180 constantly in garageband

    could the update have done anything to make this happen, it's the only change I can think of
  2. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    Spend $30 to upgrade and find out if that was it
  3. hundert macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    From huge experience with garage band, I doubt that your CPU was only 125F.

    But if you are 100% sure it was so, then I don't know.

    Also use programs like Temperature Monitoring and not SMC fanControl to check temps. Maybe smc was reading from a wrong diode before the update.

    I might be wrong on all of that, but that is all I can help you with.

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