Macbook overheating?

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

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    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


    Mar 3, 2006
    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

    Oct 22, 2006
    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


    Feb 4, 2006
    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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