Macbook overheating?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyebeaz, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    Should I be concerned that my iStat says my Heatsink A is at 259*F. Heatstink B is only at 124*F. Nowhere on the surface do I feel such heat, as I assume it would burn pretty bad. Should I stop using the computer and take it in to an Apple store?
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    That temperature being read is on the heat sink itself, not on an area of the computer directly accessible by touch (unless, of course, you have the trackpad/keyboard off).
     
  3. eyebeaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea good point. Either way I find it hard to believe it is that hot. The temperature oscillates from 120 F to 250 F within a matter of seconds, so I am assuming it is misreading.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Is it a 2GHZ Core duo MacBook by any chance - iStatpro normally gives very odd readings for the 2 heatsinks on that model.

    One minute the heatsink is 90C then suddenly it -5C.
     

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