Macbook Pro Retina Temperature question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dadsmail, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Dadsmail macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks! New Macbook Pro owner here (2015 13" Retina model, i5 2.7, 8GB memory). Been an iMac user for years, but just replaced my Windows laptop with a MBP around a month ago. So far I'm happy with my MBP. But lately I’ve been noticing unexpected temp spikes (through SMC Fan control). My MBP idles at 38-45c. With light load (powerpoint - slide show mode, with Facebook through safari / chrome), it reaches 48-60c. But after doing the same thing for around 40 mins, I experience sudden temp spikes 75-85c. I experienced this just now - presentation suddenly slowed down, sometimes froze for around 5 secs. No change in what I was doing.

    I know the temp ranges I’m experiencing aren’t alarming but I don't think that modern machines should be slowing down while doing common / non-cpu intensive tasks. I'm worried that this might be a symptom of a bigger problem. Is this a normal MBP occurrence and is it safe to assume that since the moving parts in MBPs are minimal, it’s most likely a software issue?

    Activity monitor shows the following when the spike happened:

    powerpoint - 15

    coreaudio - 13

    kernel _task - 12

    Thanks in advance

    -Basil
     
  2. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Your temps are fine.

    Sounds like a software bug with office. My work machine does this sometimes, and I have office running, outlook, PowerPoint etc

    See if you can replicate without MS office running.
     
  3. sentential macrumors regular

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    Chrome has become horribly bloated as of late, there is a possibility what you're seeing is not the unit overheating but it running out of RAM. I'd stick with Safari or use FF
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Your temps are so far within design specs that I don't know what the question is.... unless they are over 100 degrees centigrade then you have nothing to worry about.

    Some badly coded webpages will cause CPU spikes especially on chrome.
     

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