Macbook heat problems

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dave.h.3g, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. dave.h.3g macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Im having some issues with my mbp getting pretty hot and was wondering if anyone had any insight..
    i use fan control and for a couple months now ive needed to leave it on the higher rpm setting to keep the temperature down. does anyone know why my notebook this is the problem? the temperature goes up even when i have no applications open or am not doing anything
    what do you guys think
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Any CPU cycle hungry processes listed in Activity Monitor when "All Processes" are shown?

    Just how hot are we talking? You can install iStat Pro as a dashboard widget to get actually temp numbers.
  3. dave.h.3g thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008

    checked it out and some dashboard apps were doing some stuff so i deleted them and am gonna see what happens. thanks

    and temps went up to around 160F before
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    MBPs run hot. 160ºF is well within normal operating temps. Mine has run upwards of 180 degrees for extended periods during summers with no air, and it's still alive.

    Just remember to keep plenty of space for airflow around the fan area and that the cooler the room you're using it in, the cooler it will run.
  5. dave.h.3g thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    ok thanks man
  6. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    The MacBook Pros also use aluminum, so they can dissipate heat easier. Don't worry about it, unless it starts shutting down.
  7. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

    Mar 2, 2009
    my macbook sometimes will just start spazzing and just go to like 140

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