macbook aluminum (late 2008) heat issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by abs9986, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. abs9986 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009

    I purchased a macbook aluminum towards the end of 2008. I upgraded the OS to snow leopard and now to lion. Ever since I upgraded to snow leopard I have noticed that my macbook feels like it's running hotter. I think it may have gotten a little better in lion. According to istat, my cpu usually starts around 32 C upon boot up and very quickly gets up to around 55 C. When I'm doing more intensive tasks the temperature ranges from 64 - 70 C. I was wondering if you think these temperatures seemed rather high.

    Thanks for the help
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
  3. abs9986 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    ok, thanks. Why do you think the temperature increased though when I upgraded from leopard to snow leopard. I used to be consistently in the 50 degree C range...Now I am about 10 degrees C warmer on average.


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