Macbook Heating up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by redking31591, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. redking31591 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have a little question about my macbook. The past few days while just running iTunes and surfing the internet, my computer has been ramping up to between 135 to 160 degrees. Also it is not just the corner with the processor but almost the whole bottom of the computer is heating up. I have been making sure that the fan vent stays open, but it just keeps getting hot. Should I take it in to the Genius Bar just to make sure nothing major is wrong. are these normal temps or is something odd going on. I also have been watching the fans and they are staying at their normal 2000rpm.
  2. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
  3. redking31591 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    just as reference while just surfing the net with safari I'm running about 155 degrees. Fans are unblocked.
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...its a uMB, the whole base will get warm... try downloading a free program called SMC fan control and turning your fans up a little...
  5. redking31591 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I know that it's just heating up more than it has since I got it in February. I didn't think I should be heating up this much with just light web browsing, no flash just basic websites. Safari is the only program running.
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    155F= 68C

    That's a little warm, but not terribly hot. I usually idle ~60C on the CPU when using Firefox 3.5 and iChat ( 60C=140F)

    I'd check for any hanging processes in the Activity Monitor after toggling all processes, and reset my PRAM and SMC.
  7. redking31591 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    Reseting the PRAM and SMC helped the problem a but not much.

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