Macbook Boiling Hot!

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  1. mattmoore2008 macrumors newbie

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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!!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you're doing something intensive, that's pretty normal.
     
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    Look at Activity Monitor, select SHOW ALL PROCESSES and sort by CPU to see what process makes your CPU get this hot.

    200° F = 93.33° C
     
  4. mattmoore2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  5. mattmoore2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is what it says.
     

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  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  8. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Yah good point. ^_^ That is WAY too high.
    Here's mine.
     

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  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Here's a link to fixing the syslogd issue:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071030233438149

    However, from a few minutes searching, this seems to be a problem that's never been resolved. Maybe the above link will fix it, maybe not. I would think syslog is huge though, so look at your disk space usage.
     
  10. mattmoore2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So rebooting meaning just starting the computer over? and how do i "investigate" the other?
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Restarting/rebooting.

    We're investigating the "other." Look at the possible fix above.
     
  12. mattmoore2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Uh, where did anyone say to do that? Restart, okay.
     
  14. mattmoore2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just restarted, what would that have done by quitting both of those?
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Who knows. You turned off system files.

    Why was your first response to do what you did though, even when no one told you to do that? I offered you a solution. Try that for now, nothing else.
     
  16. mattmoore2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    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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