Mac Pro running at 63 degrees - too hot?

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  1. stimpycat macrumors regular

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    I downloaded the istat widget and my Northbridge is always around 63-65 degrees.

    Is that a problem?

    Edit: Sorry scrap this thread - a simple forum search answered my own question that it's fine.
     
  2. pb468 macrumors newbie

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    according to istatpro widget, my north bridge is running at 85 degrees celcius.

    i'm always worried about that but it hasn't caused a problem yet.
     
  3. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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  4. paulinbognor macrumors member

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    mine's at 61.

    Are there any sites (or anyone that knows) what the memory/HDs etc 'should' run at in the MacPro?
     
  5. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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    62 degrees centigrade on mine.

    I worry more about my 2GB memory modules at 85 degrees...
     
  6. Alican macrumors regular

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    Mines about the same. But if you rather it was a bit cooler you can use smc fan controll and bump up the fan speeds to around 900 rpm with very little extra noise
     
  7. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    That's a fine number. Mine was running around 70C on full load with all processors in use.
     
  8. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    Mines at 63 all the time, feels like it's roasting in the office but all is fine, Northbridge can run a lot hotter with no problems.
     
  9. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    Northbridge will run hotter than the Processors due to the Passive Heatsink.

    Unless your getting 90 Degrees Celsius Plus, Don't Worry.

    Tracer
     
  10. Toknee macrumors member

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    Most NB's are rated to run up to 130C before poblems
     
  11. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Mine's on 56 degrees on 1GB RAM, proc loaded. Added another 2GB RAM increases it to average 62 degrees on proc load.
     
  12. pprior macrumors 65816

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    67 northbridge - way higher than anything else in the case.

    HDs are in the low 30's and that's what I pay attention to!

    Fans never seem to bump up at all except at boot. Even with large aperture library conversions, video encodes, and game playing.
     
  13. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    So is there a general consensus on:

    - when you should worry about your Northbridge Temp in the Mac Pro?
    - what the MAX temps the Northbridge in the Mac Pro can handle?

    My Northbridge under normal load seems to be around 73c / 164F.

    My Mac Pro fans are at the lowest default setting. The Mac Pro NEVER kicks up the fans itself. If I use smcFanControl, I can kick the fans up and that number drops.

    How many people here use smcFanControl all the time and set higher defaults? What settings for RPM do you use?

    -Kevin
     
  14. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    just read the previous posts
     
  15. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Sorry should have been more clear. Is there any documented data on these questions?

    Not that I don't believe the 2 individuals in the previous posts, but I would really like to get some documentation from a tech source, Intel maybe, on exactly what these are rated for.

    And the 2 previous posts have a difference of 40C between them. So if it's rated up to 130C....why should I be worried at 95C?

    -Kevin
     
  16. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    Northbridge is always at 58-63 :) depending on usage, if its ove 90 degeers then start panic, not a lot ;)
     

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