MacBook Pro heat issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by reachbeyond, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. reachbeyond macrumors newbie

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    it's 60 degrees outside, and my window is open. and i am not doing cpu intensive work on my laptop, just web browing, and im-ing, but according to smcfancontrol, the temperature is almost 80 celcius and w/ a fan speed of 3000rpm+! I dont know if it's because some application that i installed, but my macbook pro (new santa rosa 2.2ghz) used to be just around 60 c and fan speed of ~2000rpm. should i be concerned? i dunno why the sudden increase of temp/fan. any helpful input is much appreciated
     

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  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    MBPs just run hot, nothing to worry about. If there is ever any actual danger the computer will shut itself off to prevent damage.
     
  3. reachbeyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the thing is, my mbp used to be around 60C and ~2000rpm under normal usage. i just dunno y this sudden increase of temperature and fan speed
     
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    What program are you using????
     
  6. reachbeyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    webbrowsing: camino 1.5.1
    Im: Adium
    synergy

    that's about it

    it's now 62C and 5000rpm!:eek:
     

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  7. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    the temp in the toolbar:)
     
  8. reachbeyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i do have speck case for my mbp and the keyboard protector. but i dont think they are the problem, since i had them before and didnt have a heat problem
     
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  10. reachbeyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SMCfancontrol
     
  11. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Open Activity Monitor in your Utilities folder and check to see if any of your open processes is using excessive resources. I find that macrumors.com is one of the guilty sites, along with any other with embedded flash video links, that can send temperatures soaring.
     
  12. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    That is 176F - I am at 110F @ 2340 rpm - web browsing and mail only.

    MBP 2.33 w/ 2GB ram.

    Sounds as if it is running hot to me - especially with that high rpm on the fans.
     
  13. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    My 2 week old SR MBP runs 3000 rpm at 45 degrees celsius.
     
  14. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    Mine was running hot with lots of System CPU usage.

    I restarted and temps dropped 10 degrees. Right now it's 45C
     
  15. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    MBP runs hot. Same temp here. I got smcfancontrol and it works great. Rght now I am doing some movie editing and and at 80c with fans at 4000.
     
  16. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    My C2D MacBook Pro usually runs at ~50C.

    The only thing that heats it up is a program that starts to use a lot of the CPU. For example, if I'm viewing a webpage that has a Flash ad/video on it.

    weckart's suggestion was spot on, IMO. Open Activity Monitor, look at the CPU usage and see if a process is using a lot of the % CPU.
     
  17. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Seriously? You can get the same qualities in a leaf blower. That doesnt sound normal.
     
  18. reachbeyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just did that, but my usage seems rather reasonable. i actually called apple about it, the tech told me to remove the battery and press down and hold the power button for 5 seconds. it didnt really work for me, guess i will call back tomorrow, i will keep you guys posted on my heat situation
     

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  19. reachbeyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think i just found the problem. i just went back to Activity Monitor and clicked on All Processes in the scroll window, apparently, this program called "printjobmgr" was using 99% of my cpu! after i force quit that program, the temperature/fan speed dropped down immediately! i did have some problem w/ my cannon printer recently; noticeably, i cannot print from Microsoft Words, an error msg always pops up telling me to check the setting in printcenter. my mbp is now running at a comfortable 48C/2000rpm. does anyone know how to fix the printjobmgr thing, and y is it acting up as a cpu hog?
     

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