Macbook Pro running really hot!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fud122, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. fud122 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006

    Under normal usage (firefox, mail, skype) my MBP used to be at around 50 C (running SMCFancontrol at 2500rpm). This morning however I noticed my notebook to be really hot. It was hovering around 80 C for no reason. I didn't have any programs running nor was my dedicated graphics running. I have restarted and shut down the computer multiple times and the temperatures are still that high! There are no extra start up programs or anything. Even the top and base of the computer is too hot to touch now.

    What could be causing this?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Could be lot of things. My guess is a spotlight index, but who knows? Launch Activity Monitor (in your Utilities folder), select "All Processes" from the drop-down menu at the top, and then sort by CPU.

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