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upgradeordie

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My M1 Air seems to be running hotter than usual (90 degrees Fahrenheit) on 13.1 Public Beta 3 (22C5050e). Safari and Wiper are the only apps being used, nothing suspicious in activity monitor.

What's your temp?
 
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1BadManVan

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My M1 Air seems to be running hotter than usual (90 degrees Fahrenheit) on 13.1 Public Beta 3 (22C5050e). Safari and Wiper are the only apps being used, nothing suspicious in activity monitor.

What's your temp?
thats pretty low. Mine idles at around 86F when doing nothing. They dont throttle until 108 degree celsius which is 226 F.
 
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Shirasaki

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32.2 Celsius? That’s normal temperature. Nothing to worry about. My macbook pro with a fan runs at 71 Celsius more often than Not and I‘m not going to lose sleep because of that.
 

rm5

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That's normal idling temperature. Mine hovers around 25-30 degrees Celsius when idling on the desktop. The question is—is it hot to the touch - like on the top?
 

upgradeordie

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That's normal idling temperature. Mine hovers around 25-30 degrees Celsius when idling on the desktop. The question is—is it hot to the touch - like on the top?
Thanks everyone for your responses.

It is hot to the touch on the bottom. I've had it for about a year and it never even got remotely warm on the bottom, but it was actually hot on my lap and uncomfortably hot to the touch. Never happened before and seems to be fine today, so I'll keep an eye on it.
 

antiprotest

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Thanks everyone for your responses.

It is hot to the touch on the bottom. I've had it for about a year and it never even got remotely warm on the bottom, but it was actually hot on my lap and uncomfortably hot to the touch. Never happened before and seems to be fine today, so I'll keep an eye on it.
Yeah if it runs hotter than before than keep an eye on it as you said. When my room is cool like right now my M1 is actually chilly to the touch like a piece of metal ornament or furniture would feel even when I am streaming videos and such. It feels like it's not even on.
 

1BadManVan

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Thanks everyone for your responses.

It is hot to the touch on the bottom. I've had it for about a year and it never even got remotely warm on the bottom, but it was actually hot on my lap and uncomfortably hot to the touch. Never happened before and seems to be fine today, so I'll keep an eye on it.
if it was that hot to the touch, are you sure it wasn't 90c? Because that would definitely make it feel pretty toasty. But mine right now is running at 31c and cold to the touch.
 

Shirasaki

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Thanks everyone for your responses.

It is hot to the touch on the bottom. I've had it for about a year and it never even got remotely warm on the bottom, but it was actually hot on my lap and uncomfortably hot to the touch. Never happened before and seems to be fine today, so I'll keep an eye on it.
That’s rather bizarre. No reason why top is 30C yet bottom is 80C. That just doesn’t make sense. Metal transfers heat extremely well.
Also something to keep in mind. Software reads temperature from different hardware sensors. If that sensor is not in the middle of heat, it won’t read high temperature.
Which reminds me how I got the right idea to pursue active cooling of M1 MacBook Pro Instead of believing YouTube reviewers “MacBook Air is plenty powerful enough, and cooling is not a problem”. Id imagine my M1 MacBook Air running incredibly slow right now due to the overheat and the inability to cool off.
 

upgradeordie

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All valid responses. I'll continue to monitor and check the temp over the next few weeks.
 
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