Macbook Pro Gaming Temperatures

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cyonir, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Cyonir macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007
    Hi I am a recent switcher, and am also new to laptops. I just receieved my new 2.2 MBP on monday, and am wondering a few things. Ive noticed that it seems to be running really hot, while just on opera and itunes, with half brightness it ranges from 50-55C. This isnt to bad, its only when i start to game that i get worried. While playing warcraft 3(with itunes, and adium running in the background - once again with half brightness to 3/4 brightness) my cpu and gpu diode temperatures are reading 75-80C. So im just wondering if this is too hot, do any other users have any input or experience with gaming temperatures on the macbook pro.
  2. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    Not even close to being too hot. This question has been posted time after time, I would suggest using the search function.
  3. Zel macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    They are normally that hot. That's just what happens when you put a 85 watt machine into a 1 inch thick metal enclosure.

    THere is an application called smcFanControl which can force the fans to work harder if the heat is a problem for you. If the heat is a problem for the computer it will automatically bump up the fans on its own.
  4. Zadillo macrumors 65832

    Jan 29, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Yeah, these temps aren't really that odd. I was just reading a review of the new Dell Inspiron 1420, and the reviewer noted temps in the high 40's to low 50's just when idling, etc. It's pretty normal.

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