Macbook at boiling, literally!

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  1. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I was doing some stuff in handbrake, looked at istat, cpu was at 97c :eek: Is it reading wrong or is that way to hot. I know they do get hot, found a post on here in which someone at the genius bar said they get upto 90c on full load, but 97 :confused:
     
  2. lfc200 macrumors member

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    i would be surprised if your macbook was at that temperature. If it was that hot you would not be able to touch it. Its probably just a faulty temperature sensor but I could be wrong.
     
  3. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong. The temperature reported is that of the core of the CPU, not the outside casing. The machine would probably be uncomortably hot at the back, but not untouchable. 97c is actually within the operating range of the C2D, but a tad high for comfort. It might be a faulty sensor, it might be dust clogging the fan/heatsink veins, whatever. If it melts take it back for a refund.
     
  4. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    are you sure its not F*?? I don't use the macbook for anything like that, I use my iMac for power consuming stuff.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Unless you have water inside your cpus, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    +1. It's not "literally" at boiling, since the boiling temperatures of the bits inside your computer are a lot higher than the boiling point of water.
     
  7. zblaxberg Guest

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    Hit it right on the dot. When you look at the temperature in istat see if it's the cpu or if it says case enclosure and then start worrying about the 97c.
     
  8. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    They don't record case enclosures.
     
  9. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    My late 2006 MacBook has a case enclosure sensor. Currently reading 26c.
     
  10. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    My MacBook 2.2GHz has never been above 75 degrees centigrade.

    Just out of interest, were you using the MacBook on a desk, your lap, or something else?
     
  11. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    My 2.2 macbook will get up to 90*C easily when the cpu is at 100%. Usually only happens when doing video encoding.

    With basic tasks such as internet, email and music, it's normally around 45-50*.
     
  12. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I have never seen my MacBook go above 84 Celsius and when it was that hot it was doing hand brake encoding.
     

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