Macbook Operating Temperatures

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lfc200, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. lfc200 macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I have a three week old 2.16 ghz macbook with 2gb of ram. Recently when i have the macbook charging and am on safari etc. the computer becomes very hot. I cant touch the left side of the computer or the mag safe adapter it is so hot. Also the temperature readings of the cpu are often around 60 degrees celcius. Is this normal? Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    The left side of the macbook is where the logic board is (CPU).
    Yes, the bottom can be quite hot. If your macbook is very hot the macbook internal fan should be kicking on high and blowing the heat out. Is this happening?
     
  3. lfc200 thread starter macrumors member

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    no there is no audible difference in the fans. But if the macbook can get quite hot sometimes should the mag safe be getting as hot?
     
  4. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    AFAIK the max temp the CPU is able to get is 100 degrees C. The system should throttle the processor or shutdown (I forget which one it does nowadays) should that threshold be reached.

    I have noticed my macbook is hotter when charging than when not, I dunno if that is the case for everyone.
     

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