MacBook pro running hot - is this normal?

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  1. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    I just got my 13" MacBook Pro back from being repaired (apple replaced the display and the logic board), and now it is running at 83 degrees C (according to iStat Pro) and the fans are only at 2000rpm. Is that normal? My computer never used to be this hot. I can't even hear the fans running.

    Thanks

    PS Can I still call apple free of charge for technical support questions after the 90 day period if I don't have Apple Care (I am within the one year warranty)?
     
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    83 sounds about right, especially if it doesn't sit at idle for a while.
     
  3. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    Use SmcFanControl to increase the speed of ur fan .....
    but if the surrounding conditions are the same i dont see why it should be hot

    i say take it back to apple store if u cant call
    ( dont knw anything about apple care :p )
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What are you doing? 83'C is normal if doing something CPU intensive but as an idle temp it's too high
     
  5. sportguy0913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? It never used to be this hot....

    I am only web browsing, and I am holding it on my lap, though my knees are supporting the edges and there is nothign but air underneath of the machine, so the fan air exit is not being blocked.
     
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    Check Activity Monitor and see CPU usage
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I have to admit that is rather hot for web browsing. I'm web browsing now and my 13" MBP is only 43 degrees C. But the computer knows what its doing, so you shouldn't worry about it.

    Is it so hot though that its uncomfortable on your lap?
     
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  9. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    my mbp has run hot off of web surfing, i would just get smcfancontrol and crank up the fans so that your lap doesn't get so toasty ;)
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Were ya watching vids or using flash apps?
     
  11. sportguy0913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for all of your responses. I'll keep monitoring it to see if it is consistently high when not doing anything cpu intensive. I was just surfing macrumors and other websites (no flash or video), having been extremely happy to finally have my computer back.
     
  12. koruki macrumors 65816

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    did i miss something? since when was 83C normal?:confused:

    why is everyone saying 83c is normal for casual use, especially since he didnt use to get these tempts. My machine sits around 40-50C during casual use web and all.
     
  13. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly! Assuming we're talking 83 degrees Celsius...thats HOT...~180 degrees F if I'm not mistaken. My MBP never gets anywhere near that. Hottest I've seen via SMCfancontrol is around 150ish F.
     
  14. machiabelly macrumors newbie

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    Go to Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor to check the applications that are running and taking up CPU resources. Sometimes when an application doesn't shut down properly, it can use up almost all your CPUs resources and cause the MacBook to overheat.
     
  15. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    yes the flash app in use, grooveshark.com. but even without it, it still tends to get a bit warm on the top left hand corner (where the magsafe is). irritates my thigh, makes me scratch my leg a couple times before i get annoyed and reposition the mbp on my lap. but its no biggie!
     
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    My MacBook Pro is very good at cooling itself. Even when I'm doing CPU intensive suff or multitasking, its never gotten higher than 60C:eek:
     
  17. sportguy0913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aren't you special?

    It's at about 51C now for webbrowsing. Maybe it was a fluke.
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    must have been something running in that background that you did not notice. likely flash. or did you have it on a bed or something? at least its cooler now :)
     

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