Macbook Overheating all the time! HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cyberheart, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Cyberheart macrumors member

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    My macbook is always over heating usually its about 80c and the fans go up alot i dont know if im running alot of programs i dont think so but ill let you guys be the judge of that so ill post screen shots please look at it and tell me what you might think it is... thanks.

    on the pics it shows 60c but 80% of the time its 70c or 75c

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  2. Cyberheart thread starter macrumors member

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    could it be too much programs?
     
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    i am running last.fm itunes firefox shade control and nod32 it mostly happens when im watching a video on youtube
     
  5. gakio12 macrumors newbie

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    That seems about normal, I think the max temp for the mobile i7's and i5's is 100°C. It also depends on what you are doing in iTunes and Firefox. Movies and visualizations in iTunes will get the temps up, and watching videos or being on flash heavy websites in Firefox will do that too.

    My 2007 C2D 17" runs at 65°C just idle, and it gets up to 105°C! (max is 110°C on mobile C2D's) Since I'm not sure what exactly you are doing, I can't really say if it is getting too hot or not. You could get smcFanControl, which allows you to set a minimum fan speed (2500 rpm works great) and see your cpu temp on the right side of the menu bar.:apple:
     
  6. Cyberheart thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you for the help.. I guess its normal if you guys arnt surprised..
    I think the best idea would be to get a laptop cooler are there any you guys recommend?
     
  7. gakio12 macrumors newbie

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    I don't particularly have a better one, I just use one I've always had :p It's a Targus that is supposed to match the MBP.

    For my heavy encoding jobs, I have small industrial type blower fan blowing air over the top and underneith the MBP :D It's probably overkill (definitely).
     
  8. Cyberheart thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the info :)
     
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  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Those temps are perfectly normal. Flash sucks as far as decoding goes so it eats up a lot of cpu cycle, which make it heat up more. If it was truly overheating, and not just heating up, it would shut down.
     
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    iStat Pro
     
  13. giladavni macrumors member

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    ohh thank you !
     
  14. Cyberheart thread starter macrumors member

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    amazing widget BTW

    Istat pro FTW
     

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