MacBook Pro i7 17" idle temps

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MikeinJapan, May 29, 2010.

  1. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2010
    Hey guys

    I am not new to mac or Apple. I have had 3 MacBook Pros and a couple of minis. I currently have a MBP (15") Late 2008 and it is great but it runs a little hot. I have to put ice under it to play games in summer as it is too hot here. My old MacBook was a 17" and ran much cooler and quieter. I don't really need the extra power but I am thinking about a 17" i7.

    It seems like a waste getting rid of my current macbook pro as it is a great machine and not even 2 years old but just the heat and smaller screen is driving me a little around the bend. Sorry I am rambling!

    If anyone wouldn't mind telling me the idle and/or net browsing temp of the i7 17" MBP? (the 15" MBP i7 would be good to know too).
  2. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    i have a 15" i5 and it gets pretty hot when gaming, but from what i have read thats normal
  3. banalelectric macrumors member

    May 22, 2010
    My (amazing) 2-day-old 17" i7 averages about 40˚C at idle when plugged in (with graphics switching on), and has been running at a cool 30-32˚C this morning for the past hour on battery. I haven't played a game on it yet--and your mileage may vary, of course--but so far I'd have to say I'm a believer in the "bigger chassis = cooler internals".

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