lion runs hotter than SL?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by littleasian, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. littleasian macrumors member

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    I installed the lion GM 2 days ago and have noticed that my mbp now runs much warmer than it did under SL.

    using istat the temps hover around 64-65 where under SL my temps were around 57-58.

    is anyone noticing their laptop run hotter too? my battery life seems to be lower too.
     
  2. stewacide macrumors regular

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    Un-scientifically I think it's running a bit hotter, but nothing close to Windows or Linux on the same hardware, which nearly melt the case.
     
  3. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    Mine runs the same temps, but even in SL they were higher then when I first bought my early-2007 MacBook Pro.
     
  4. Kariya macrumors 68000

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    It does run hotter and thats because Lion in it's current iteration is more resource hungry than SL.
     
  5. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

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    I think SL 10.6.8 is running hotter than 10.6.7... And there was a significant raise in temperature starting from 10.6.4.

    I'm not sure whether it's an actual increase in temperature or the way the computer is reporting the numbers.
     
  6. parrishr13 macrumors newbie

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    For me the GM runs significantly hotter than SL. I'm hoping Lion from the app store will be different.
     
  7. mwxiao macrumors regular

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    This is bad news. Lion should've been released in winter...
     
  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Well of course. Snow Leopard would be cooler, given their indegenious regional climates.

    Who would expect a Lion to live out in the snow anyway? :p
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I lost about 30 minutes of battery life under Snow Leopard. It is not surprising.
     
  10. staeit macrumors member

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    Lol such ignorance... where on earth did you get the idea that windows/Linux runs hotter? You do know that OSX is based off of unix right?
     
  11. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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