MacBook Overheating?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by theNIC, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. theNIC macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009
    (To start off, I'm the same guy who's having the light up dot thing, scroll down in MacBook / iBook if you want.)

    I heard it was normal for Mac's to overheat, but mine gets hot. I don't know if it is because I'm not used to it, but it's been on my lap for 30 mins. (on as well), and it has already burned my leg.

    (MacBook White)
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    All modern notebook computers run hot. If you're THAT concerned, install iStatPro and check out your temps.
  3. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009
    yea the whitebooks are disgustingly hot especially the ones with the old intel graphics chipsets. The new Nvidia chipsets are alot cooler.
  4. priller macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2007
    Mine gets no where near hot enough to burn, you can feel the heat it shorts but it's not uncomfortable even after over 1 hour using it on my lap.
  5. iboost79 macrumors member

    May 28, 2008
    New York, NY
    I'd figure that the older MacBooks gets a little warm. I just upgraded the HD and RAM on a late 07 2.2GHz White MacBook.

    120GB 5400RPM ----> 320GB 7200RPM
    2GB RAM -----> 4GB RAM

    Temps before the upgrade averaged around 150 degrees Fahr. and now it's about 160 degree Fahr. on the average.
  6. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Mine runs about 150*F on average. Last night, it went to 185*, they get really hot, lol.
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Mine is currently only running at 111* Fahr (44*Celsius). This is running six apps, incl. Firefox, iTunes and Photoshop. It must just be the older models. You can feel the heat, but it isn't uncomfortable.

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