MacBook Pro revC really heating up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lorthirk, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Lorthirk macrumors member

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    Hi all. I have a MacBook Pro revC that really heats up during the day... According to iStat, now I have all temperatures values on or above 40°C, with CPU and GPU heatsink at 60°C. Note that I have no particular application open (Safari, NetNewsWire, Mail and aMSN). Moreover, sometimes I do some lanparty with my friends, for which I use BootCamp. Well, after a couple of hours playing, the computer simply shuts down automatically (and, let me add, dramatically) without any warning. Should I be worried?
     
  2. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Which one do you have? By rev c, you mean Santa Rosa, or C2D?
     
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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    All Santa Rosa platforms contain Core 2 Duo processors, but not all Core 2 Duos are in the Santa Rosa platform. The Rev C is a Napa platform with a C2D.
     
  5. Lorthirk thread starter macrumors member

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    C2D, according to the macrumors wiki
     
  6. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Well... actually, I know that, but I'm referring to how some people sometimes refer to them... The 2.16 & 2.33GHz macbook pros were called "C2D" and the 2.2 & 2.4GHz Santa Rosas were called... well, Santa Rosa.

    Well looks like everything is clear... I get temps of around 80 when I'm gaming with my MBP. That's the GPU though.
     
  7. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    No, you shouldn't be worried. Those temperatures are normal.

    If you really want to lower those temps, then I recommend getting a program to regulate your fan speeds. SMC Fan Control is popular.
     
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  9. Lorthirk thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok... I assume I have to trust you :)

    Even if the computer shutting down when I'm playing worries me a bit...
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    those numbers are fine. at least your MBP doesnt sit on 70°C when idle (thats how bad the CD chips were intel made lol).

    it is the GPU that is causing windoze to freeze and shut down. it must be going past the hardware override temperature and forcing it to shut down. once it hits a certain temperature (not sure on exact numbers) it will shut down immediately so it doesn't break/melt anything.
     
  11. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    Didn't want to make a new thread (there are hundreds of them :p) Anyways, is this normal?
    I don't do much more than surf the internet and listen to music:

    GPU diode temp: 70
    GPU heatsink: 61
    CPU a temp: 65
     
  12. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    It seems normal. I have similar temperatures in my MBP.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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