Macbook pro heat problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by netfangwei, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. netfangwei macrumors newbie

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    I've been experiencing the annoying heat on my new Macbook pro 13.3, the heat generated shortly after a fresh cool boot, and it's going up, when watching Youtube the situation would get worse, I measured the temp and the tool reported 65C and sometimes even 70c, does anybody have the same problem?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    65-70 C is well within the normal temperature range of the MBPs.
     
  3. King Apple macrumors regular

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    Its normal, mbps get really hot. Not an issue at all
     
  4. georgeadbb macrumors newbie

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    im kind of worried about my new 13" too. I'll get to 80+ degree when im playing COD4. otherwise it stays within 40-60.

    never heard of any other computer got as hot.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Other computers get hot too, but not many are as thing as MBPs.

    CPUs draw a lot of power during CPU intensive tasks, this power generates heat, and in an enclosed space, heat can't dissipate as fast as in a better suited case, like a tower, where better ventilation is applied.
    Also the aluminium is a good material to dissipate heat, a plastic enclosure would get you a hotter CPU.

    If you use MRoogle or Chandler or any other search engine, you will find more threads and articles about CPUs, power, heat and all the shebang going with that area.

    PS: Modern CPUs can withstand an internal temperature of up to 120°C (= 248 degrees Fahrenheit = 393 Kelvin).
     
  6. trondah macrumors 6502

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  7. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    My 17" i7 has been running incredibly cool. Last night I was working in Aperture, Photoshop, iWeb, and had a couple of Safari windows up as well as iTunes. I think the hottest I saw was 112f. When I am just browsing the web and not doing much else it idles at around 88f.
     
  8. eobet macrumors member

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    Tjmax for i7 is 105, so 120 would shut them off.
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    That's why I wrote "up to". It varies from CPU to CPU anyway. But back in the day of single core CPUs I remember Intel and AMD CPUs that could withstand 120°C, but I may remember wrong.
     
  10. netfangwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. I guess my mbp would take half an hour from cool to hot, would wifi card be another heat generator?
     
  11. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Coming from the PC world, this CPU temperature thing has me quite amused. You Mac guys are so laid back about hot CPUs. A temp of 80C is no problem. On the other hand, some PC homebuilders freak out if their quad i7 exceeds 50C when overclocked by 20% with all cores running at 100%. That's why their cases have a gazillion fans.

    I'm in the market for a Mac, but can't decide between the following 3 scenarios that all cost about the same.
    A- 17" i7 MPB
    B- 13" 2.4GHz MPB with 24" ACD
    C- 27" i7 iMac
     

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