Mac Book Pro Heat

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  1. MCP22 macrumors newbie

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    I am aware that the MCPs of my generation have heat issues, but I play WoW and it gets really hot.

    I have downloaded a program that tells me how hot my computer is, and I was wondering at what heat should I close my computer and let it cool off.


    Thanks
     
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    SMC Fan Control and the iStat widget both show current temps. Use SMC to crank the fans up if you think its getting too hot.
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    The computer will automatically shut off before it becomes dangerously hot. Try a "chill pad" to help reduce the temps.
     
  4. MCP22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am getting a cooling pad soon, I am just wondering what temperture is the point where I should turn off my computer and let it cool down.
     
  5. hoangcong macrumors member

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    My MBP is around 79degree celcius when importing mp4 movie in iMovie, is it normal?
     
  6. MCP22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats what im trying to find out.


    Playing WoW ming goes up to 85 Celcius and i wanna make sure that is ok.
     
  7. magiic macrumors regular

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    a little bit higher and you could probably use it to make some mac and cheese
     
  8. MCP22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HA!!!!!


    Omg, oh, that was a great one, whew!
     
  9. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    80s seem to be a normal temp for mbps under load (I've heard some people talk about temps over 100). I think the shut down temp is around 125C.
    I've gamed on mine for hours at temps around 75~80 just fine.
     
  10. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    wow that post just made my day mac puns are the best kind:D
     
  11. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Do chill pads really work? Why not just place it on a cool surface?
     
  12. dvpetrenko macrumors newbie

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    That's a good q. I'd like to know too.. Do cooling pads work, good bad... which ones r u guys using? thanks
     
  13. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    try downloading the 10.5.4 update. several users, including me have noticed the laptop runs cooler now.
     
  14. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    My MBP runs quite cool actually and it's fans are very quiet. I don't tax it for power that much but it has only ever felt no more than "a bit toasty" when i had been copying over 135GB of files onto the hard drive :)
     

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