MacBook Pro gets extremely hot (Summer 07 model)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peppermints, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. peppermints macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    Hello all,

    I've been having some troubles recently with my MBP getting very very hot. For example, right now I am doing nothing other than working on a paper and using iTunes (and Firefox obviously) and my CPU and GPU temperatures all at or above 150 degrees F.

    I don't know if a heatsink is failing or what. Is this a common problem with these MBP models?

    It's rather annoying for it to get this hot when virtually doing nothing hardware intensive. It gets increasingly hot near the top of the speakers (by the power button and screen).

    Any ideas?
  2. six.four macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2008
    150 degrees Fahrenheit is actually not that hot = only about 66 degrees Celsius, well within working ranges.

    Is heat a common problem in the classic (2007) MBPs? Yes.

    The heat issue was later (kind of) resolved with the introduction of penryn processors.
  3. Kyouya macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Yep, with that much voltage you'd also get hot :)

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