macbook 76 degrees!

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  1. chrisgohcs macrumors member

    chrisgohcs

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    hi

    my macbook is running at 76degrees while using photoshop cs2. i am just editing some effects.

    i mean is it suppose to be like this?!
    a pc might perform better than this.

    it just went up again to 83 degrees.
     
  2. motulist macrumors 68040

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    76 degrees fahrenheit? That's awesome, what are you complaining about! ;) Seriously though, from what I've seen of cpu temps, that sounds like it's within normal range. Remember, that's just the internal temp, not the external temp on the case.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    a pc has fans thicker than the macbook to keep it cool. An iMac or Mac Pro would be quieter and cooler than a MacBook as well.

    If you really think its getting too hot, download smcfancontrol. I've used it in Leopard, and it works fine.
     
  4. twombles62 macrumors member

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    You shouldn't worry about it until it starts getting up to 90C
     
  5. chrisgohcs thread starter macrumors member

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    its not fahrenheit. its degrees celsius! its so hot!!
    will smc fan speed control software spoil the internal hardware?
     
  6. motulist macrumors 68040

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    I know, that was the joke. What specifically are you concerned about, that the temp is unsafe for the computer, or that the case is uncomfortably hot for you to keep on your lap?
     
  7. chrisgohcs thread starter macrumors member

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    haha i didn know u were joking.

    but i thought photoshop suppose to work natively on a mac?
    why when i use photoshop in a pc it would not run at such a high temp?
    which also means that it would not use that much amount of energy.

    worried if the cpu will burn.

    is the smcfancontrol thing safe. like to alter the things inside the computer does not seems appealing and safe to me.

    thanks
     
  8. motulist macrumors 68040

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    If that's what you're worried about then stop worrying. The computer would automatically shut off WAY before the temp got so hot that it could damage the machine. And the temps you said you were getting are well within the specification's range for acceptable operating temperatures.

    If it aint broke, don't fix it. If you go monkeying around with your fans then that's when you start putting yourself in danger of damage. A little information is a dangerous thing. Take whatever utility you're using to measure your cpu temps and dump it in the trash.

    p.s. any statement that's followed by a winking smiley is always a joke. And any sentence the begins with the phrase "Seriously though," also means that the preceding sentence was a joke.
     
  9. chrisgohcs thread starter macrumors member

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    haha quite true. thanks alot=)
    but abit disappointed that the macbook cannot perform ps natively.
     
  10. motulist macrumors 68040

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    A Macbook does run photoshop natively. Either you're incorrect in your assumption about whether it's running natively or not, or your using an old version of ps. If you're only basing your assumption on the cpu temp, then you're basing your assumption on nothing.
     
  11. skins0304 macrumors newbie

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    My macbook easily hits 70-72 degrees C when running Logic.

    It even hit 70 last night when I was playing Peggle.

    As far as I know, those temps are somewhat normal.
     
  12. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently using handbrake and my cpu is at 76, last night however i was using handbrake, neooffice, transmission, firefox, and mail (plus more maybe)....it was up at 90+ for some time and didn't like that :D

    I had that screen which informs you all is lost, and you must reboot...then when i rebooted my xp partition was not there!

    I got slightly worried since all my uni work is on the xp partition (but backed up) but eventually it came back.

    So, back on topic, your 83 is fine, and besides, if your computer blows up due to using photoshop it's a warranty thing, as you're only doing what the computer was designed to do!!

    What a profound explanation! It should be made into a sticky!! ;) <--- See what I did there!? :D
     
  13. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Kinda like this?

    [​IMG]

    Yeah.. I tried cooking my Mac...

    It's still ticking!:D

    I'm waiting for the summer, baby!
    Would love to see how this system handles the external heat 35°C+ and the high humidity 80%?...
     
  14. chrisgohcs thread starter macrumors member

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    whoa i mean thats really hot.

    in a long run i mean,its not good for the laptop to run a such temp right?
    i need to use ps for work,hence need to spend a long time on it.
    and i do run the same ps on my pc laptop which doesnt go so hot!
     
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  16. motulist macrumors 68040

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    You need to stop assuming things and jumping to conclusions. That temperature is perfectly acceptable for a cpu. Stop worrying about temperature at all.
     

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