Macbook Boiling Hot!

mattmoore2008

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Feb 12, 2010
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Ok so I have waited and waited trying to read through various forums to find what I can do to fix my heat problem but i have found nothing. i have already downloaded smc fans, and its at 6000 rpm, but 200 degrees F???? wow! I honestly dont know what else to do, someone, anyone! help!!
 

mattmoore2008

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Feb 12, 2010
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Ok with the activity monitor, I have heard about that and I just have no idea how to fix that. Would you mind telling me what to do step by step. and/or how to check what is making the computer run hot? thanks!
 

Jason Beck

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Oct 19, 2009
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You sort of answered your own question with that screenshot.
You have itunes open and you have limewire, both of which
are reading from disk and Limewire is probably writing to
disk. That is causing the Hard Drive temp to rise, and you also
have Safari open.

3 decent sized apps open, using scratch and reading.
It's normal. Use SMC, I keep mine at 2500-2800rpm and while
it does get hot, it is normal. It won't go overboard.
 

-aggie-

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You sort of answered your own question with that screenshot.
You have itunes open and you have limewire, both of which
are reading from disk and Limewire is probably writing to
disk. That is causing the Hard Drive temp to rise, and you also
have Safari open.

3 decent sized apps open, using scratch and reading.
It's normal. Use SMC, I keep mine at 2500-2800rpm and while
it does get hot, it is normal. It won't go overboard.
You really think so??

I think it's the syslogd and SecurityAgent processes running that are causing the heat up. The SecurityAgent can be fixed by rebooting. The syslogd needs investigation, since it shouldn't be that high.
 

mattmoore2008

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Feb 12, 2010
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So rebooting meaning just starting the computer over? and how do i "investigate" the other?
 

mattmoore2008

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Feb 12, 2010
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So not sure if I was suppose to do this or not, but i went in and just quit both syslog and security agent and its running at 130 degrees now? is this a problem?
 

mattmoore2008

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Feb 12, 2010
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Well you kinda told me to do some of it. that link you gave me told me to quit the syslogd. And when i did that it just kept coming back so i tried quitting boht and they both went away. and the temperature problem went away, so i sort of took your solution and improvised.
 

-aggie-

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Well you kinda told me to do some of it. that link you gave me told me to quit the syslogd. And when i did that it just kept coming back so i tried quitting boht and they both went away. and the temperature problem went away, so i sort of took your solution and improvised.
The solution talked about Time Machine first though. Did you do what it said there?

I thought you said you had temps of 130 degrees C?

What's you Activity Monitor look like now?
 
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