Macbook Pro Heat

Abraxsis

macrumors 6502
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Sep 23, 2003
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Kentucky
So no, this isnt a thread to "flame" Apple about the heat. Its more of a poll for me to see some norms and corollaries. What Id like to know is the following from those with 2.0 GHz CoreDuo Macbook Pros (other can post tho, MB owners too).

1. In the System Information program, how old does it say your Mac is.
2. The SMC Version (this is also found in System Information)
3. Amount of RAM
4. Average Temp (F or C, doesnt matter) of the CPU (Core #1 if your temp program supports that) under regular load.
5. Temp under load (Gaming, encoding, etc)
6. Idle temp when the computer is just sitting there doing nothing

Thanks alot. Ill be sure to post my findings here.

My Info is as follows.

1. 2 Months
2. 1.5f10
3. 1 GB
4. 134F while surfing/chatting/etc.
5. 154F right after shutting down Warcraft
6. 112F Whiel Idle
 

pianoman

macrumors 68000
May 31, 2006
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1. 3 Months
2. 1.2f10
3. 2 GB
4. 54C while surfing/chatting/etc.
5. 64C after doing intensive CPU stuff
6. 44C while idle
 

The General

macrumors 601
Jul 7, 2006
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None of the stat programs that support temperatures can find any sensors on my MacBook Pro. Any recommendations?
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
1. ?? Where is this?
2. 1.2f10
3. 2GB
4. 127F / 113F
5. 183.2F / 172.6F (compiling) <-- subject to change, as I'm compiling right now to re-test. It's been a while)
6. 113F / 109F

I should note, I always have my MBP sitting on 4 SDLT1 tape boxes (they're about 1" high) at the 4 corners of the laptop. This helps the airflow and cooling under it.

Hmm, I pointed a fan at the MBP and turned it on low so it's blowing air across the top and bottom (thanks to my tape boxes) and saw a 10-15F drop.
 

Abraxsis

macrumors 6502
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Sep 23, 2003
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Kentucky
The General said:
None of the stat programs that support temperatures can find any sensors on my MacBook Pro. Any recommendations?
Some programs require that you install drivers to properly read the CPU sensors. But you should be able to get the SMART temp sensor in the HD without any additional drivers.
 

Abraxsis

macrumors 6502
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Sep 23, 2003
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Kentucky
yellow said:
1. ?? Where is this?
Same place where you got the SMC firmware version from I believe. Im currently stuck in the Office, so Im in "beat my head against the screen of a PC" land at the moment.
 

msjones

macrumors 6502
Oct 18, 2007
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Nottinghamshire, UK
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B01
SMC Version: 1.24f2
Serial Number: W8802EJ9Z63

Bought this two weeks ago. Love it! My pride and joy.

I use it at work all day, RDP safari, iChat, Dreamweaver, VNC sometimes al open at one. I am currently at 53C fan running at 1799RPM. When at home just in terminal or safari with itunes playing its usually low 40's! When under a full load encoding ripping dvds its roughly 85C.... are these temps normal?

I worry, I cant afford to buy another!
 

Inconsequential

macrumors 68000
Sep 12, 2007
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1. 5 months
2. SMC Version: 1.16f8
3. 2GB
4. 40-45C
5. 65-70C
6. 37-40C


Temps controlled using "Fan Control"

Minimum RPM: 2000 until 40C then a linear increase of fan speed to 6000RPM @ 70C :)