MacBook Pro as hot as a toaster! Is this normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kennyli, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. kennyli macrumors regular

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    This is an early 2008 MacBook Pro and I was ripping DVD only!
     

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  2. celticpride678

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    The MacBook Pro's have been known for poor cooling. But that sounds WAY to hot. i would take it to the Apple Store and see what they say.
     
  3. kennyli thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't have any more Apple Care! In fact, the Apple Care here is nothing but rubbish!

    At least, I am breaking a new hotest MacBook Pro record :D
     
  4. cababah macrumors 68000

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    No you aren't. My 13" MBP hit 95C yesterday.
     
  5. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    87c is just fine. You were encoding a DVD, come on now. If anything adjust your fan control manually instead of letting the OS turn the fans on at +80c. Thats what I do. Fan to 3500 when encoding starts, never goes above 75c.
     
  6. kennyli thread starter macrumors regular

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    What? 95C ???? You must be kidding! :eek:

    Show me the picture to beat my record :D
     
  7. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    What's the shut-off temp. again? 85? 95? Either way you were right on the edge :eek:.
     
  8. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    For a Core 2 Duo, 95 C is fine. They can go up to 120 C and then they shut down at 130 to protect it.
     
  9. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    Did you happen to install the SMC 1.3 firmware update ? my early 2008 MBP has been super hot since I installed this a few weeks ago - Apple is 'looking into it' but have not got back to me with any solution as yet - I'm really pissed off... :mad:
     
  10. ankit macrumors member

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    Hardly. My new 13.3" mbp went over 100C the other day (running two instances of yes>/dev/null. The fans kicked in and reduced the temperature to ~85C. From what I've read this is pretty normal. The thermal cutoff temperature for the intel c2d is around 125C. My CPU runs at ~45C-55C in normal use (itunes+browser+preview etc).
     
  11. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Ahh, I may have been thinking about the Macbook Air processors.
     
  12. zephead macrumors 68000

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    The highest I've ever seen my 1st gen MacBook get to is 190F (88C). To think about it ever getting up to 248F (120C) or 266F (130C) just gives me the heebee jeebees. :eek:
     
  13. hellrider macrumors regular

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    My unibody heats up to about 140 F under basic web browsing and email when I have my discrete 9600M GT enabled. When I rock the integrated, temps stay just over 100 F under web browsing and email. Is this normal?
     
  14. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    OP, your temps are fine. My old MacBook Pro got to 120C once... and burned me. Apple replaced it after I explained to them it was unacceptable. If you're worried about heat, turn up the fans or get a laptop cooler.
     
  15. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks to the wonderful smooth underside of the unibody MacBook Pro I use it to iron clothes whilst surfing the internet AND listening to music.

    The technology we have these days is astounding.
     
  16. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    That translates to 37-60 C which is cool for a laptop. My imac hovers around 40 C for web browsing and gets to maybe 48-50 C gaming, but I would expect much higher temps for a notebook.
     
  17. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    Two things:

    1: 84 C is not hot at all. My MBP often gets up to 90 - 100 C. Don't worry about it. It's no where near the limit.

    2: DVD ripping isn't a small insignificant task. It isn't just copying the data over. It is un-encoding it, and then re-encoding.
     
  18. knownikko macrumors 6502

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    My 15" Core Duo MBP will regularly see ~90C when it's under load. Definitely don't want it on your lap under those conditions.
     
  19. kenbrinkman macrumors regular

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    mine hit 122 ºC when playing l4d in winblows, needlessly to say it shut itself off... :eek:
     
  20. ichiban06 macrumors regular

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    i was encoding a video and the temps went to 70C but the fans didn't speed up to lower the temps is that normal? I have smcfancontrol installed and have it set to default so maybe its overriding the laptop's settings and not speeding up when its hot?
     
  21. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    70C is fine when encoding video... why are you complaining?? You have a laptop!! Mine gets up to 80 regularly when encoding video in FCS.
     
  22. ichiban06 macrumors regular

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    i'm not complaining, just check making so if that was normal, oh and would using the 9600M encode videos quicker or does it mainly use CPU power?
     
  23. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Heh... the underside gets hot, really? My uMBP 17" reports 30-35°C during normal use. The only spot that I would describe as hot is the part just between the screen hinge and the F keys, the rest is between lukewarm and room temp. It's even slightly cold to the touch in the upper left corner where the power button is. And that's with the 9600M running.
     
  24. allanibanez macrumors regular

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    i usually hit 105c when rendering video. i have noticed my mac running particularly hot recently even when doing very little. adium and safari streaming an hd video form bbc i player got it up to 85c, bit odd i thought.
     
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    How do I enable this / What do i download to see this?
     

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